Campus as a Living Lab & Community-Engaged Learning Projects

The Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) and Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) project database showcases on and off campus student projects at the University of Toronto. Although there are many CLL and CEL projects over the years we have attempted to gather projects in one place, this is not an exhaustive list. If you have a project to add to the database or a project to propose, please email Kristy Bard.

Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) Projects are indicated by On-Campus Locations in the below table, as well as the CLL designation. Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Projects are indicated by Off-Campus Locations, and CEL. Use the below CEL/CLL filter on the left if you would like to view only CEL or only CLL projects. You can also search and/or filter projects by entering keywords or relevant SDG in the below search bar on the right.

Project TitleDescriptionCEL/CLLLocation; ClientStudentsCourse Code
Academic Year
SDGs
Organic Waste ReductionResearching and proposing recommendations to reduce the volume of organic food waste generated at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus.CLLOn-Campus (UTM); Sustainability Office, Hospitality & Retail Services (food services & waste management), UTM Students' Union (UTMSU)N/AENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
"Bring Your Own Container" Program EvaluationEvaluating the "Bring Your Own Container" program currently implemented at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus with the purpose of creating a recommendation report.CLLOn-Campus (UTM) Hospitality & Retail Services (food services and waste management)N/AENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production);
Campus Bus ElectrificationInvestigating the feasibility of electrifying the existing shuttle bus system connecting the Mississauga (UTM) and St. George (UTSG) campuses of the University of Toronto.CLLOn-Campus (UTM shuttle bus service to UTSG); Sustainability Office, UTMN/AENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Electrification Feasibility of the Campus Vehicles FleetDetermining the feasibility of electrifying the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus vehicles fleet by performing cost-benefit analyses and comparison with current vehicles.CLLOn-Campus (UTM campus vehicles fleet); Grounds, Facilities Management & Planning,Campus Police, Sustainability Office, UTMN/AENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Comfort Survey of the Campus Shuttle Bus Gauging the comfort levels of the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) shuttle bus, and investigating whether improvements to bus comfort will increase ridership. CLLOn-Campus (UTM shuttle bus service to UTSG); Sustainability Office, Facilities Management & Planning, UTMN/AENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Thermal Comfort Survey of the Recreation, Athletics, and Wellness Centre (RAWC)Assessing the change in comfort levels among gym-goers, staff, and students, following a retrofit of the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system at the RAWC.CLLOn-Campus (UTM); Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre (RAWC), Facilities Management & Planning, UTMN/AENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Report on Plant-Based Protein Food Options on CampusResearching the food interest of the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) community to see whether plant-based food options should be expanded in future menus. CLLOn-Campus (UTM); Hospitality & Retail Services (food services)N/AENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production); SDG13 (Climate Action); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Laboratory Occupancy EvaluationEvaluating laboratory experiences at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and providing design feedback on existing and future laboratories, particularly for the new Science Building.CLLOn-Campus (UTM Laboratories, William G. Davis Building); Sustainability Office, UTM N/AENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Food Security Framework at UTMResearching solutions to mitigate food insecurity at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) by surveying students and recommending improvements to the accessibility of the existing food bank.CLLOn-Campus (UTM food services); Hospitality & Retail Services, UTMN/AENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reducing Inequality)
Water Conservation Project at Trinity College: A Rainwater Harvesting Proposal for the Rooftop Garden at North MunkImplementing a rainwater harvesting system for the North Munk Building at Trinity College to mitigate excessive water use, along with including its technical details and a preliminary budget.
CLLOn-campus (UTSG, North Munk Building); Trinity CollegeXiuyi Wang, Daniel Jubas-Malz, Sam Slisarenko, Mathilde Siderius, Richelle HaynesENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
A Post-Occupancy Evaluation of the Sidney Smith Student CommonsDetermining how students are engaging with the new Sidney Smith Student Commons and how the space is affecting the well-being of students, as a measure of occupant satisfaction and performance.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Sidney Smith Student Commons); Student Affairs, Faculty of Arts and SciencesMin Ah Kim, Harpreet Chohan, Ting-Hsuan Sally King, Michelle Chia, Lauren TomENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Huron-Sussex Laneway Housing: A Net-Positive CommunityExploring the feasibility of increased density while reducing urban sprawl in the Huron-Sussex community through laneway housing, with the aim of making it a net-positive community.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Huron-Sussex Neighbourhood); Campus & Facilities PlanningAndrew Figueiredo, Harrison Gray, Kira James, Perlina Lim, Ria Perrault, Amy YangENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Pre-Occupancy Evaluation of the Physical Geography BuildingConducting a Pre-Occupancy Evaluation (PREOE) to assess the well-being of occupants, and their understanding of the net-zero concept within the Physical Geography Building.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Physical Geography Building); Facilities & ServicesCraig Klomp, Hillary Kwok, Joanne Lau, Ru YapENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Sustainability Office: Engagement Plan & RecommendationsReviewing the current initiatives of the Sustainability Office to produce recommendations on how to effectively communicate, engage, and advance student actions on sustainability.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability Office, Facilities & ServicesMegan Schmieder, Farida Abdel Meguid, Noor Fatima, Abir Ali, Gurdeep KangENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Sustainable Building Design StandardsDeveloping guidelines for University of Toronto buildings to adhere with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Toronto Green Standards (TGS).CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Campus Facilities and PlanningChristopher Ford, Etiosa Igbinakenzua, Junior Osei Wireko, Mbonella Phiri-NkomoENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Determining the Human Experience of the Daniels Building Evaluating the successes and shortcomings of the revitalizations at the Daniels Building, to review the performance of various spaces and the nature of the user-building relationship.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Daniels Building) John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and DesignAnne-Marie Macloughlin, MeiLin Chen, Mackenzie Ceci, Pamela Molina, Renna Wehbe, Yachen YuanENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Quantifying Business-Related Air Travel Emissions at the UniversityCalculating the University of Toronto's total greenhouse gas emissions released from business-related air travel, conducted by students, faculty, staff, or visitors that was paid or reimbursed by the University. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG) Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and SustainabilityAmine Mikati, Anne Boucher, Juna Borra, Robin Tobazia, Rylan Urban, Weilin (Daniel) LiENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2019SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production); SDG13 (Climate Action)
A Post-Occupancy Evaluation of the Gerald Larkin Building’s First and Basement FloorsDetermining how spaces and facilities are used, to provide initial data for future renovations relating to the aspects of comfort, productivity, and accessibility.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Gerald Larkin Building); Trinity CollegeNuanli Chen, Matteo Colella, Monika Filiks, Karol Prochniak, Nigel Rockett, Patricia SingsonENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Vision for a New Data Sciences CentreFormulating guidelines for the new Data Sciences Centre, a proposed 18-storey structure to help the campus achieve the Low Carbon Action Plan goal of a 37% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Data Sciences Centre); Campus and Facilities PlanningAtupele Chakwera, Brianna Patrick, Sonam Vashisth, Nicholas Trewern, Rafi KayENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2019SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Pathways to Sustainability: Event Planning Practices at the University of TorontoAssessing event planning practices at the University of Toronto and identifying key aspects of improvement on sustainability considerations within the campus culture. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeAli B., Megan D., Scout D., Rachel K., Chelsey L., Madeleine R.ENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2019SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Wellness Review at the Faculty of Arts and ScienceProducing recommendations for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on promoting well-being and creating a healthy environment, based on a comparative review of best practices.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Faculty of Arts and ScienceAngelica Adams, Kayla Greenberg, Natalie Probstein, Naomi Alon, Meriel Whalen, Cayley BlackENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Post-Occupancy Evaluation of the Sidney Smith Commons
Conducting a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) to determine how the Sidney Smith Commons contributes to user sense of belonging, personal well-being, and academic productivity.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Sidney Smith Commons); Student Success Programs, Faculty of Arts and SciencesN/AENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
A Review of Waste Initiatives at UTSCResearching the effectiveness and awareness of waste initiatives at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), and proposing improvements to the current system.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC Waste Management); Sustainability Office, Facilities Management, UTSCN/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Improving the Urban Agriculture Landscape in TorontoInvestigating the City of Toronto's efforts in promoting urban agriculture, and examining the rate of effectiveness of the city's various urban agriculture projects, plans, and initiatives.CEL Off-Campus (Toronto) N/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Assessment of the Management Plan at Rouge National Urban ParkExamining the impacts of Parks Canada's Management Plan on the role of Rouge Watershed as a centre for biodiversity in Southern Ontario.CELOff-Campus (Rouge National Urban Park)Matthew Ditta, Pravina Nirmalarajah, Shaista NiazEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG13 (Climate Action); SDG14 (Life Below Water); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Increasing Pollinator Habitats at the USTC CampusDeveloping proposals for the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) to enhance pollinator habitats as a way to maintain a connection between campus grounds and the surrounding ecological environment.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC); Department of Business Development and Sustainability Office, Facilities ManagementLindsay Gregory, Emily Kalbun, Kajol Patel, Julia Rojas ContentoEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG13 (Climate Action); SDG14 (Life Below Water); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Sustainability of On-Campus Transportation Methods at UTSCAnalysing the sustainability of transportation at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) from the angles of private and public transport, parking, and electric vehicle practicality.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC); Parking Services and Facilities ManagementN/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG15 (Life on Land)
The Effect of Funding on the Disconnect of Sustainability Knowledge Applicability at UTSCResearching the proliferation of sustainability knowledge within the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), and analysing the effect of current funding levels on such an outcome. CLLOn-Campus (UTSC) N/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
An Investigation of the Decrease in Enrollment Numbers of UTSC Specialist Programs in Chemistry and Biological ChemistryInvestigating the cause of decreased enrolment levels to chemistry specialist programs through a study of the 10-year enrolment data and obtained student feedback. CLLOn-Campus (UTSC); Office of the Registrar and Department of Physical Science and Environmental ScienceN/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG4 (Quality Education)
Zipcar and SustainabilityIdentifying whether Zipcar is a viable alternative to private vehicles at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) through an analysis of its environmental, economic, and social impacts.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC); Parking Services and Sustainability Office, Facilities ManagementN/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Sustainable Energy and Innovation at the UTSC CampusResearching energy production, consumption, and management systems at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and proposing improvements toward eco-friendly infrastructures.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC Energy Systems) Sustainability Office, Facilities ManagementNaomi Park, Mohid Aslam, Jocelyn John, Noah RamcharranEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Mapping Sustainability at UTSC with a Focus on Infrastructure and InitiativesAnalysing the effectiveness of sustainability projects at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) with a particular focus on infrastructural retrofits and engagement-based initiatives.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC Infrastrucutral retrofits); Sustainability Office, Facilities ManagementN/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
The Reduction Potential of Transportation-Derived Carbon Emissions at UTSCUncovering the relationship between a university campus' ecological footprint and its community's transportation habits, with the goal of proposing changes to policy and infrastructure. CLLOn-Campus (UTSC); Office of the Chief Administrative OfficerN/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Analysis of Sustainability Policy at UTSCConducting qualitative analysis on initiatives that the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) has taken in mitigating carbon emissions in its operations.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC); Sustainability Office, Facilities ManagementN/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
"Green Course" Sustainable Initiative at UTSC: Analysis of Paper Consumption AwarenessObtaining a sense of the awareness and familiarity of students and faculty toward the Green Courses program, with the aim of developing policy recommendations for its improvement.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC); Sustainability Office, Facilities ManagementN/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
TransformTO: Green InfrastructureInvestigating the current state of Toronto’s green infrastructure and researching policies in other cities, in order to identify opportunities for Toronto to improve its own programs and projects.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2016SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
TransformTO: 100% Renewable Energy in CitiesExamining the issue of city-wide renewable energy through a broad policy lens, looking into best practices, and formulating effective approaches for Toronto.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2016SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Switching the Current: Incentivizing EV AdoptionProposing recommendations for Toronto to promote and incentivize electric vehicle uptake among its residents, by focusing on the plug-in technology segment.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2016SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Consumption-based Emissions Inventory for TorontoIdentifying what methodologies are most applicable and practical for Toronto in measuring a consumption-based inventory system, and how such can be best communicated.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2017SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Energy Efficiency, Conservation, and Sustainability for Toronto BuildingsAnalysing the most innovative sustainability policies in Denver, Vancouver, Boston, and New York, to produce key takeaways from the research as comparative models for Toronto in the short-term.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2017SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Financing Low Carbon Resilience Options for TorontoResearching how Toronto can attract investment from private capital to fund TransformTO initiatives that offer resilience co-benefits, with consideration of austerity limitations, risk aversion, and budgeting.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2017SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Diverting Textiles from Toronto's Waste and Garbage StreamsProposing recommendations for a pilot textile diversion program in Toronto while considering initiatives in other jurisdictions, market conditions, and community partnerships.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Solid Waste Management ServicesN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2017SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Exploring Carbon Pricing for Toronto Projects and InitiativesConducting literature reviews on carbon pricing and jurisdictional scans to determine standard practices, in an effort to determine the appropriate level of carbon pricing for Toronto. CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2018SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Energy Systems Integration: A Review and
Analysis of District Energy for Ontario
Researching if and how district energy could be used in Ontario in order to reach its goals of energy resilience and support climate change mitigation efforts.CELOff-Campus (Province of Ontario); Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and MinesN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2018SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Divestment and the City: How 8 Global Cities Reacted and How Toronto Could Implement a Divestment DecisionAnalysing the current status of the global fossil fuel divestment movement, the process by which public sectors have assessed their contributions, and what the ESG impacts of divestment would be.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2018SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Valuing Climate Resilience in Ontario's Electrical GridProducing a guidebook on how Ontario can value climate resilience in facilitating cost-effective planning and incentivizing smarter investments in its electrical grids.CELOff-Campus (Province of Ontario); Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and MinesN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2019SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Sustainable Commuting:
Workplace Supports
Conducting a survey on the practices of Toronto-based employers in incentivizing their employees to use sustainable models of transportation, and producing recommendations for the City.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2019SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Dedicated Financing Mechanisms for Climate ActionExploring three revenue-generating climate action mechanisms in London, Portland, Logan City, and Seattle as lessons for Toronto in facing the political palatability, ease of implementation, and impacts of such policies.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionN/AGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2019SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action); SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Conceptualizing a
Toronto Green Bank
Understanding the opportunities that exist to resolve the constraints and barriers to improve and scale current efforts on implementing a green bank project in Toronto.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionChloe Allen, Ali Cannon, Hannah Nadler, Sanam PajwaniGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2020SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Understanding the Impact of Sustainable Finance on Ontario's Energy SectorConducting research on government-industry reporting and comparative jurisdictional scans to understand the impact of sustainable finance on Ontario's energy sector.CELOff-Campus (Province of Ontario); Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and MinesBrody Hoppenheim, Michaela Vukas, Benson Ompoc, Kirsten McRaeGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Recommendations for a Home Energy Rating and Disclosure (HERD) Program for TorontoEvaluating the feasibility of and identifying the necessary implementation mechanisms for a Home Energy Rating and Disclosure (HERD) program in Toronto.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionGabriella Baert, Noor Bhandal, Emily Greiss, Heejae YangGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Decarbonization through Electrification: A Business Case for Air-Source Heat PumpsAssessing the feasibility of a financial incentivization program that prompts the retrofitting of building heating units from fossil fuel systems to electric heating technologies.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Environment & Energy DivisionAline Guardado, Sam Kearney, Soukayna Remmal, Joanna ShortGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Building Comfort and Well-being in the Context of the UniversityExamining the issues and relationships between members of the University community and the buildings they inhabit, with a focus on current challenges and proposing solutions.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeN/AENV481H1/2002H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2016SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Assessing the Campus Ban on Water BottlesExamining the campus culture five years after a ban on water bottles was implemented, through research conducted on campus at water filling stations.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeN/AENV481H1/2002H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2016SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Impact of Energy Dashboards at the UniversityIdentifying best practices in order to increase student and faculty interaction with the energy dashboards already and projected to be installed throughout the UTSG campus.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeN/AENV481H1/2002H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2016SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Analysis of the University's Waste and Procurement PolicyUndertaking preliminary research for the future development of procurement policy at the University, to improve and support sustainable waste management going forward.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeN/AENV481H1/2002H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2016SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Improving Waste Diversion at UTSG: A Study of Recycling and Composting BehavioursAssessing the existing recycling and composting infrastructure at UTSG and the subsequent behaviour of students, faculty, and staff, in order to improve on the current 70% waste diversion rate.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Waste Management); Sustainability OfficeN/AENV481H1/2002H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2016SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Food at Trinity: A Pilot Roof Garden Proposal for Trinity CollegeEngaging in a process to foster student well-being and engagement with food production, address food insecurity in Toronto, and integrate the food produced into Trinity College food services.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Trinity CollegeN/AENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Sustainable Procurement at the UniversityIncorporating regenerative sustainability into procurement services through policy and understanding the driving factors on how key stakeholders act in making purchasing decisions.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Procurement ServicesN/AENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG9 (Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Evaluation of Student Use of the Sidney Smith East Learning Commons at UTSGDetermining how students use the East Learning Commons Room to inform a redesign of the space as part of an overall building renovation at Sidney Smith.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Registrar's Office, Faculty of Arts and SciencesN/AENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Waste Bin Labels Intervention ProjectRedesigning new labels for waste bins across campus and determining their efficacy in improving waste sorting behaviour, in comparison to currently used labels.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Waste Management); Sustainability OfficeN/AENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Campus Water Accessibility: Analysis of Water Behaviour Five Years Post-BanAddressing the low awareness of the plastic bottle ban and the need to update the current Water Map in order to provide students, faculty, and staff with a way to access publicly available information on water on campus.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG) Sustainability OfficeN/AENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Classroom Comfort and Well-beingAnalysing current levels of comfort in classrooms and devising recommendations for their improvement based on such survey results and student preferences, to be implemented by the Sustainability Office. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Facilities & ServicesN/AENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Fossil Fuel Divestment at the University: Attitudes towards Divestment
Approaches and Implications for Climate Action Intentions
Comparing attitudes towards the University's response to the 2014 divestment petition, its current approach to fossil fuel divestment, and the approach advocated by divestment-supporting groups at the University.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG)Lara WerbowskiENV493H1: Independent Directed Study (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Self-operable Handheld Braille LabelerDeveloping design modifications to a handheld Braille labeler for everyday objects, with the aim of it being 100% operable by visually impaired individuals without requiring external aid.CELOff-CampusN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Disposal or Alternative Uses of Anaerobic SludgeProposing solutions to dispose or divert usage of both the sludge tank and anaerobic reactor at Rayonier Advanced Materials, which currently pose a risk of damage from maximum capacity. CELOff-Campus; Rayonier Advanced MaterialsN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Optimizing Forward Osmosis (FO) Process Designs to Create More Sustainable TechnologyResearching a sustainable way to optimize Forward Osmosis (FO) processes as a promising low energy solution to address the continuously escalating global water demand.CELOff-Campus N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation)
Modular Hanging Garden PlantersDesigning an interlocking system of attractive modular planters that would be suspended on the outside of high-rise residential buildings' balconies, with it being 100% safe watering and harvesting of food grown in the planters.CELOff-Campus; Transition TorontoN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG3 (Good Health & Well-Being) SDG15 (Life on Land)
Health and Safety Training for Graduate Teaching AssistantsCreating a training design model that will allow graduate students to be more effective TAs and oversee undergraduate students’ safety and security effectively, with a focus on universal solutions for the engineering streams. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG) N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG4 (Quality Education)
Optimizing Reverse Osmosis systems to Maximize Potable Water OutputImproving the the efficiency and reduce the energy cost of Reverse Osmosis systems with a main focus on fouling and scaling, in an effort to maximize potable water output when treating saline water.CELOff-Campus N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation)
Design Health and Safety Training Programs for Student Clubs in the Faculty of EngineeringFormulating health and safety training programs through interviews with club leadership and advisors to understand the nature of their work and functions of current processes.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG) N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG4 (Quality Education)
Designing Circular Economy for Residential WasteProposing solutions for homeowners and renters on diverting waste so that it could be reused, recycled, and remanufactured, particularly when dealing with plastics, and on the transition into a zero-waste economy.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Solid Waste Management ServicesN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Develop Floor Plan with a Focus on Accessibility, User Friendliness, and Efficient Use of Storage SpaceFormulating a floor plan that allows Bikechain to continue providing full-volume service at its new location in the Student Commons building, and to be AODA compliant.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Student Commons Building); BikechainN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Traffic Lights Control for Continuous Traffic Flow at IntersectionsPerforming a simulation for a pilot project that uses a road grid system to minimize unnecessary stops at red lights, which wastes both time and fuel, and frustrates drivers and pedestrians.CELOff-Campus; PDR Technologies Inc.N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG9 (Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Sanitary Sewer Overflow Mitigation MeasuresProposing ideas and solutions Toronto could implement to stop the Don River Sanitary Trunk Sewer from overflowing to the natural environment, particularly in periods of heavy rainfall.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Cian McDermott, Associated EngineeringN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Design Modifications to Disposable Hot Drink Cups and Lids to Facilitate Recyclability in TorontoInvestigating the possibilities of a design in the manufacturing step that would reduce the environmental impact of hot beverage cups, that would need to be economically viable to local vendors across Toronto.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Sustainable Engineers Association (SEA)N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Design Monitoring Strategy in New Trinity College Building to Promote Occupant Well-being, Comfort, and HealthDesigning a monitoring strategy or instrument to assess the impact of features that Mecanoo will incorporate into the new Trinity building, as it has been designed differently from a more traditional building to promote occupant well-being, comfort, and health.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG new building, Trinity College); Mecanoo ArchitectureN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Automating Waste Collection and Minimizing Transportation of Collected Waste in Large Bodies of Water Exploring options for automation in waste collections at sea, with an eye on its logistical issues, tracking and logging areas that have been cleaned, steps to take with recovered waste, and a cost analysis of implementing solutions.CELOff-Campus; Titan ConsultingN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production); SDG14 (Life Below Water)
Design Dressing Assistance System to Aid People with Physical DisabilitiesDesigning a product that can hold, clasp, pull, and open items of clothing for people with limited reach and grasping ability due to physical disabilities, with the initial concept being a 3-fold peg board that is accessible.CELOff-Campus; March of Dimes CanadaN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Develop a Smart Phone Application for Consumers to Use Available Electric Vehicle Charging StationsDeveloping a mobile app to encourage new, and also make use of existing privately-owned electric vehicle (EV) charging stations available to any EV owner, and to allow users to be provided details of the facility and make reservations for a prepaid fee.CELOff-Campus; Ron SidonN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Design a Product to help People Egress from a Chair or SofaCreating a product that is portable and versatile to aid the elderly and those with physical disabilities to egress from a chair or sofa, preferably one that will not require battery power or access to a charging station.CELOff-Campus; March of Dimes CanadaN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
System to Detect and Remind Drivers to Plug in Their Electric Vehicles to ChargeDeveloping a simple IOT impact or IR sensor connected to the existing network with block diagram, as a way to automate a system to notify both drivers and operators as to whether their electric vehicles are parked in the downtown areas and have been plugged in to the charging stations.CELOff-Campus; Peak Power IncN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Solar Powered Cow Methane Capture Designing a solar powered methane capturing process with energy storage mechanism that continues to operate efficiently in periods of no-sun, with the expectation that the solution be mobile.CELOff-CampusN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Device or Method to Optimize Snow Removal from Sidewalks in TorontoConceptualizing a device or method to optimize snow removal in Toronto streets, while ensuring the safety of pedestrians and a low-stress impact on existing city infrastructure such as wastewater and sewer infrastructure. CELOff-Campus (Toronto) Yikun Jiang, Bianca Zhang, Xinyu Wang, Haofeng Liu, Jieh Min WongAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Design of a Facade System of Community Center in Cambridge Bay to Help Reach Carbon NeutralProposing a responsive facade design for a community center in Cambridge Bay to help it achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, with consideration of wind, temperature, precipitation, and sunlight, and should use local resources in its construction.CELOff-Campus (Cambridge Bay) N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Designing the Supply, Installation, and Maintenance of Real-time Controlled Stormwater Storage Systems: Rain Barrel, Rooftop, and Cistern Stormwater Storage SystemsDeveloping the systems design, project organization and management, testing, and implementation for a three commercial property project to reduce stormwater runoff using digitally managed rain barrels, a cistern and a smartBlu roof. CELOff-Campus (Vaughan); RainGrid IncN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Best Practices for Controlling Fire Safety Issues Associated with Lithium Ion Batteries in Multi-unit Residential BuildingsAnalysing control and prevention measures that should be considered when charging lithium-ion batteries for electric cars in multi-unit residential buildings, as a guide for Toronto Fire to understand their potential fire safety hazards.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Toronto Fire ServicesN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure);
Design a User-friendly Web and Mobile Application that Calculates Carbon Footprint Based on Scientific Data and AssumptionsUndertaking a study of the environmental sustainability status of Chatham-Kent, and proposing recommendations for it to improve its climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.CELOff-Campus; Municipality of Chatham-KentN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Analyze and Propose Methodology for the Centre for International Experience to Reduce its Carbon FootprintProposing an action plan for the Centre for International Experience to reduce its carbon footprint through waste and emissions reductions, in a manner that could be implemented at different scales and times, with impact tracking methods. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Cumberland House); Centre for International ExperienceN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Improving Mobility of People with Physical Disabilities in a Mostly Elderly CommunityDeveloping a product-based solution for people with mobility challenges to be able to navigate the city in a more accessible manner, particularly when dealing with elevated obstacles in their path.CELOff-CampusN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Increasing Ground Surface Albedo to Increase Efficiency of Bifacial Photovoltaic Solar SystemsProposing recommendations on a commercially and economically viable approach to increasing ground reflectance (albedo) on large-scale ground mounted solar farms, intended for testing in Chile or Canada.CELOff-Campus; ModelyticsN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure);
Maximize Usage of Office Space to Accommodate Doubling of StaffMaximizing office space and multi-purpose rooms for work and training, with a focus on the need for more efficient and environmentally friendly ways to organize office supplies, materials, and personal belongings.CELOff-Campus; Toronto Centre for Community Learning & DevelopmentN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Perform a Cost-Benefit Analysis of Three Effective Interventions Householders Can Implement to Lower Greenhouse Gas EmissionsProposing retrofits and adaptative new technologies for Harbord Village, which is a 1 kilometre-squared neighbourhood populated with century-old houses, in order for it to meet the City's carbon reduction goals.CELOff-Campus (Harbord Village, Toronto); Harbord Village Residents' AssociationN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Promote more Effective Travel and Communications Between the University's Three CampusesDevising a sustainable plan which incorporates environmentally responsible solutions for travel and communications between the three campuses, as current systems are a barrier to effective collaboration.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Vice-President and Provost's OfficeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Implement Solution to Effectively Assist People with Mobility Devices or Disabilities Board and Exit the TrainDesigning a solution that helps passengers with accessibility needs board and off-board the train, by analysing current challenges and proposing solutions which would have to follow all safety and accessibility standards.CELOff-Campus; Via Rail CanadaN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Design a Small Scale Total Organic Carbon Measurement MachineDesigning a small scale total organic carbon (TOC) machine for the purpose of measuring oil content in oil spill clean-up experiments, which replicates the large scale manufacturing variants for industry yet are suitable for academic settings.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Tarriq PurivatraN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Develop Solution for Premature Failure of Storm Drain Piping Due to Excess RainfallDeveloping solutions for a downtown Toronto building which has experienced a premature failure of their storm drain piping due to water stagnant in the system, in which both short- and long-term solutions are required.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Tim Zhu, H.H. Angus and Associates Ltd. Consulting EngineersN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Points of Light Projects: Creating a Culture of Mental Wellness for University StudentsConceptualizing a plan to build a culture of mental wellness in which it is accepted that difficulties happen from time to time, and that everyone and anyone can reach out for help, in order to reduce stigma at the University.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and PracticeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Points of Light Projects: Talking BlueDesigning a mental health hotline specific to the University as part of the Points of Light project, to complement the existing Ontario-wide hotlines such as Good2Talk and MySST.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and PracticeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Points of Light Projects: Training for Everyone Developing resources to train individuals on a "just-in-time" basis who want to help someone through the steps involved with mental health care, as well as referring them to the appropriate resources and supports.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and PracticeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Design and Implement More Indoor Serenity SpacesConceptualizing a beautiful serene garden on campus where students can go to to escape the stresses of schoolwork, and given winter conditions, creating a small area indoors may be the best solution.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and PracticeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
App or Tool for Students to Become More Quickly Associated with Mental Health ResourcesDesigning an app or technological tool which would help new students at the University get connected to resources on mental health at an earlier pace than they currently are.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Engineering First-Year OfficeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG10 (Reducing Inequality)
Window Replacement Program at Wetmore HallProviding an assessment to identify a window replacement program which takes into account various window technologies, environmental considerations, and energy savings, and incorporates a budget plan, implementation strategies, and maintenance requirements.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Wetmore Hall); New CollegeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Improve Customer Service, Energy Efficiency, and Security of Entrance at New CollegeRejuvenating the main entrance at 40 Wilcocks from both a customer service and energy efficiency point of view, including the current lack of security, whilst also being an affordable solution that is aesthetic and complements the New College Plaza.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Wetmore Hall); New CollegeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy)
Accessibility Enhancements to the Lower Level of Wetmore HallProposing necessary improvements to the design of Wetmore Hall to make its lower level compliant with AODA 2025, and considering the current state of its accessibility, retrofits may require more than mobility accommodations.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Wetmore Hall); New CollegeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Developing and Prototyping a Low-cost Dust Sensor for Soiling Monitoring on Solar SystemsLeveraging cost-effective technology to clean solar panels in large-scale solar farms, taking into account increased visibility on the degree of soiling on the systems. CELOff-Campus; ModelyticsN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure);
Alternative Street Designs in Harbord Village to Reduce Traffic Flow and Improve Safety of PedestriansConceptualising alternative street designs to the one-way maze at Harbord Village that could help accomplish the goals of reducing traffic flow and speed in the area, and increase safety for pedestrians.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Harbord Village Residents' AssociationN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Energy Model of the Bahen CentreDeveloping a high-level energy model for increased efficiency at Bahen Centre using RETScreen software, which is available from NRCan.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Bahen Centre); WattsBestN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Climate Change Action Plan for the Annex CommunityImplementing actions to reduce the effects of climate change by the Annex community through the Annex Residents' Association Parks, Trees and Environment Committee.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Annex Residents' AssociationN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Energy Model of the Wallberg BuildingDeveloping a high-level energy model for increased efficiency at Wallberg Building using RETScreen software, which is available from NRCan.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Wallberg Building); WattsBestN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Design User Friendly Food Kiosk for People with Disabilities and ElderlyDesigning a food kiosk with the experience of people with disabilities in mind, particularly to conceptualise the engineering feasibilities of existing ideas with consideration of environment and physical design. CELOff-Campus; Mohammad IsmailN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Develop an Inexpensive and Completely Recyclable and Biodegradable Air FilterDeveloping a new type of air filter which has a production cost lower than current filters commercially available, offers the same effectiveness at filtering particles from the air (MERC 8, 11, and 13 ratings) and is recyclable and biodegradable.CELOff-Campus; EcobeeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG3 (Good Health & Well_being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Improve Efficiency and Scalability of Current Ride Sharing Service at SMVSConducting a review of plans to scale-up the existing ride-sharing operations at SVMS, which currently runs on a cost-intensive and limited-capacity framework.CELOff-Campus; SMVS OrganizationN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Automatic Greenhouse Watering SystemAutomating the watering process at Dig In! Campus Agriculture locations in the Anthropology Building, as current practices of daily watering of plants during warmer months require high allocations of human resource and time.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Anthropology Building); Dig In! Campus AgricultureN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Mitigate Light Pollution from Tall Office Buildings at NightMitigating the excessive use of artificial lighting in numerous commercial buildings in downtown Toronto, by using technology to address existing barriers such as light usage at night for cleaning crews and security cameras.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); SAYEH.caN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Design a Lab Space to Specially Facilitate Safe Inspections of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Involved in CollisionsDesigning a lab space within the existing laboratories at 30 Forensic Engineering, that would facilitate comprehensive and safe inspections of hybrid-electric vehicles involved in accidents.CELOff-Campus; 30 Forensic EngineeringN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Encourage Customers to Invest in Sustainable Buildings in order to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Buildings CommitmentUndertaking a campaign to help customers learn that although the initial investment associated with the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment may be high, the enduring benefits are a viable long-term investment decision.CELOff-Campus N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Domestic Indoor/outdoor Passive Clothes DryerConstructing a flexible system of clothing dryers for single family houses that could operate outdoors in warm weather and indoors in cooler ones, take advantage of residential forced air heating systems, and is compact and easy to assemble.CELOff-Campus; SAYEH.caN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Increase Size of Loading Dock to Mitigate Heat and Energy LossDesigning a plan to increase the size of the North Loading Dock, which is currently not long enough to accomodate common long transport trucks. The current solution is to leave the doors open, resulting in energy and heat loss.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG North Loading Dock)N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
A Portable, Buildable Mechanical Testing Machine for UndergraduatesDeveloping an open-source, multi-functional universal mechanical testing kit (UMTK) for first year engineering students, to support recent paradigm shifts in engineering education from passive to active learning.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Faculty of Applied Science & EngineeringMonica Burgers, Xinyue Liu, Simo Pajovic, Chi ZhangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Additive Manufacturing of Heat Exchanger TubesheetsDesigning a method for 3D printing tubesheets that will allow them to fit tube bundles with tubes of any shape and in any pattern, meaning greater flexibility in heat exchanger design for aircraft engines and electronics.CELOff-Campus; Pratt and Whitney CanadaSameed Akber, Yingman Chen, Han Wang, Nebojsa JovanovicMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Coconut Lathe: Efficient Paring in Rural PhilippinesReimagining the process of producing desiccated coconut skin (testa) in the Philippines to increase efficiency and output, ease of use, and levels of coconut meat retained.CELOff-Campus; CocoAsensoHema Nookala, Maria Reuben, Aldrin Perez, Chuzhang HanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Design an Educational Lab with Advanced Bending MachineDeveloping a detailed instruction that guides students through the standard design procedures for CNC brake press bending parts and usage of checking fixtures.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Engineering Machine Shop, Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial EngineeringLinhan Yu, Henghao Zhang, Ni Yi, Lu Jiang, Songhui XuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) for FSAE VehicleReplacing the existing Mechanical Cable Throttling system which controls the flow of air into the engine for combustion, with the client needing a tunable system that can modify throttle responses.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Formula SAE Racing TeamArham Danish, Kihyun Cho, Rafid Khan, Sameer KhanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Leak Rate Test Efficiency: Floor Plan OptimizationReducing the space required for test setup while maintaining or improving its accuracy, with the reduced footprint allowing better utilization of space and the levels of accuracy ensuring operators of their equipments' reliability.CELOff-Campus; KinectricsMedhaj Athilkar, Julia Filiplic, Kyle McFarlane, Yilun WangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Microfluidics Without the Tubes: Integration of Pumps and Manifold for On-Chip Industrial Chemical Testing Designing a low-cost, compact flow control unit without any tube connections, which will significantly reduce the cost and time required to conduct fluid analysis with microfluidic chips. CELOff-campus; Interface Fluidics LtdRichard Salas Chavez, Zhanguang ZhangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Airship Passive Pressure RegulatorRedesigning an existing pressure regulation system to incorporate more passive components for the client's lighter-than-air airships, as the complex active components currently being used require grounding to perform frequent maintenance.CELOff-Campus; SolarShip Inc.Ahmad Nabi, Haoyu Huang, Yulim Lee, Yuming ZhangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Fluidless Landing Gear Shock AbsorberDeveloping a redesigned shock absorber which would impact scheduled service intervals, minimize unscheduled service occurrences, and generate the possibility of aircraft applications with long out-of-service times.CELOff-Campus; Safran Landing SystemsRaul Akhoundov, Ravi Boparai, Juan Infranco, Linna WeiMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
HyperAir - Hyperloop Pod Air Supply SystemDevising a way of supplying the Hyperloop pod with air of stable pressure and good quality in a vacuum environment whilst handling pod air leakage, with such solutions facilitating the overall development of Hyperloop. CELOff-Campus; Advanced Research Laboratory for Multifunctional Lightweight StructuresJingcheng Shan, Hengsheng Yang, Ruihe Zhang, Yakun ZhaoMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Portum Tutum, An Amphibious Landing Gear Design for Hybrid AirshipDeveloping a conceptual design for a landing gear system that would add water-landing capabilities to their solarships, in order to support its operations on both land and water without sacrificing payload capacity and flight range. CELOff-Campus; Solar Ship Inc.Amier Faudzi, Christine Bui, Romaissa Allalou, Sabrina LokmanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Semi-Automated Testing Duct CellIncorporating a semi-automated test cell into Comteks’ testing procedure, as the ability to test ducts for leakages will lead to reduced fuel consumption and better comfort and safety for passengers on board the aircraft.CELOff-Campus; Comtek Advanced StructuresRoy Saade, (Vincent) Po Chou, Akash Chauhan, Omar TannirMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Shimmy Damper Test Device DesignConstructing a shimmy damper test device, which will improve aviation safety by lowering catastrophic landing gear failure rate and create better flight experience for flight crew and passengers due to higher stability of airplane.CELOff-Campus; Advanced Research Lab for Multifunctional Lightweight Structure (ARL-MLS)Jia Cheng Fu, Qi Xiu Wu, Zhiyang LiuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Solar Array Development for Lunar Surface Mobility RoverUndergoing a trade study to compare two solar array configuration types (a sun tracking and stationary configuration), to determine the final optimal design for the client's lunar exploration vehicles.CELOff-Campus; MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc.Kevin Nguyen, Nabil Hassan, David Pecile & Nicholas PetrelliMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Design of Prototype Vehicle AerobodyDelivering an aerobody design with optimized fuel consumption for the Carbon Cutting Racers Team to manufacture and race at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas (SEM) competition. CELOff-Campus; Carbon Cutting Racers Design TeamCallum Bartlett, Melissa Fung, Natalie Khoury, and Janina TabernaMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Electric Vehicle Gearbox RedesignRedesigning the gearbox to reduce its overall weight by 8-20% while maintaining key performance, under collaboration between the University of Toronto and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.CELOff-Campus; Dana Incorporated, ShanghaiAbhishek Risbud, Feras Zeineddine, Olasope Edwards, Sherif RefaieMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Making Electric Vehicles Feasible in Extreme ColdDeveloping a coolant heating unit by utilizing thermal spraying technology, with the aim to create a conceptual design for the unit and improve heat transfer efficiency. CELOff-Campus; Thermolynx Ltd.Louise Xie, Shiva Ghasemi, Sana Sadeh, Kamal Mukhalalaty, Aminur KhanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Providing Digital Control for Brake Bias AdjustmentCreating an easily accessible method of modifying the braking ratio between the front and rear brakes, in order to increase maneuverability and flexibility on the race track, allowing for faster lap times. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Formula SAE Racing TeamAlan Fernandes, Paanugoban Kugathasan, Atif Iqbal, Linshaojie PuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Why a Drag Reduction System is the Solution to OvertakingDesigning an engine control system to govern motor movement that can be activated by the driver using switches installed in the steering wheel, with the final design being hands-free control, lightweight, and affordable.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Formula SAE Racing TeamAdrian Cheung, Joshua Dzakah, Kyle Mccarroll, Likang ChenMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
An Alternative Energy Saving Solution: Heat Recovery System for Conventional OvenSupporting tests on a new bakery oven, which has been in development for the past three years, and designing a method to continuously improve the total efficiency without major changes on the prototype.CELOff-Campus; G. Cinelli Esperia CorporationSuchen Wang, Xuecheng Yuan, Jing Du, Liwen ZhouMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Empowering Students Through Sustainable Off-grid PV PowerDeveloping and optimizing an off-grid photovoltaic (PV) system to offer sustainable, self-maintained and relatively inexpensive power generation to a group of students attending a land surveying camp during summer.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeParham Chinikar, Marawan Gamal, Liam Keller, Katherine PryszlakMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Extending the Growing Season of Nunavut GreenhouseDevising a method of maintaining growing conditions inside of Naujaat’s community greenhouse, so as to extend the greenhouse’s growing season throughout the harsh winter and providing the community access to fresh produce year-round. CELOff-Campus; Green IgluBilal Khan, Huzaifa Malik, Lucas Temor, Yu LiuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Improving Economic Viability of Wave Energy via Anchoring SystemDesigning an anchoring system for the dynamic array that can be used to maximise the harnessing of constructive wave interference energy, which is to be located off the coast of Nova Scotia. CELOff-Campus; WaveGen Technologies Inc.Gurtej Bhasin, Alexander Dowling, Katherine Kocur, Kyle LeVoguerMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Let’s Power UP! Actuation Mechanism for Dynamic WEC SystemDeveloping an actuation mechanism for a dynamic Wave Energy Converter system, as the current distant placing to avoid destructive interference from each other is not space efficient.CELOff-campus; Wavegen Inc.Jung Eun Baek, Tracey Lem, Yiran LuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Solar Driven Convection Dehydrator for Rural CambodiaDesigning a mechanism to dry and grind crickets into powder and make them consumable for children, as the high levels of protein in crickets would help World Vision address malnutrition and stunting among children in rural Cambodia. CELOff-Campus; World VisionJeremy Miranda, Manjot Atwal, Michael Bento, Rachel MandelMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Spray Particle Analysis System DesignImproving the study and characterization of spray systems, so as to increase industrial applications, maintain current levels of quality, and minimize waste or overspray.CELOff-Campus; Amirreza Amighi, Mazlite Inc.Stephen Huang, Yuanshan Du, Hongzheng Xu, Yixiao HongMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Thermoelectric Cooling Technology for Preservation of ManuscriptsProviding a low-cost solution for families and monasteries experiencing difficulty in protecting delicate texts from rapid deterioration under South India’s extreme humidity and climate fluctuations.CELOff-CampusCarole Suarez, Meherin Mushrekat, Raneem Shammas, Ajani VijayakumaranMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Daily Market Moving News - Curated by Machine LearningCreating an application that provides financial advisors with an overview of the latest market-moving news using multiple machine learning (ML) algorithms, so that they can better help their clients to invest. CELOff-Campus; Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)Jessie Diep, Ayan Gedleh, Jade Khiev, Padmanie MaulkhanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Improving Inventory Management at TD Design ResearchDeveloping a solution that will improve the inventory management process at TD Design Research while meeting key objectives on feasibility, usability, durability, efficiency, minimal interference, and aesthetics.CELOff-Campus; TD Design ResearchVicky Li, Vithushiha Selvakumar, Mehrali AhmadliMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Providing New Psychology Research Capabilities at TDDesigning a platform to conduct Aesthetics Performance Testing, which analyzes the aesthetic of a design through the presentation of a series of stimuli and follow-up questions, allowing users to design experiments.CELOff-Campus; TD Design ResearchShaina Hantsis, Amanda Albaba, Ahely Shemontee, Nima MirjalaliMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Analyzing Resource Savings for New Inpatient Cart-fill ProcessUtilizing automation technology to improve the efficiency of medication distribution at the point of care and acts as an essential component of pharmacy practice, allowing the team to quantify potential resource savings.CELOff-Campus (North York General Hospital); Patient Experience & Quality Unit, Pharmacy UnitXuanhui Chen, Sharlene Peng, Ye Xiang, Juntian ZhangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Image Scrolling using Force Sensor for RadiologistsRedesigning the current computer mouse, specifically to cater for the main function of scrolling for the radiologists, the final design of which will provide radiologists the means to complete their work in a safer setting. CELOff-Campus; Trillium Health PartnersZhen Yan Wang, Jeremy Tsoi, Haoming Wang, Ziwei XuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth)
Improving Social Service Client Outcomes with StoriesProviding case managers with a centralized platform to record client information, create plans, and set up automated SMS reminders for clients, with an emphasis on the client’s story by allowing the viewing of past records. CELOff-Campus; Centre for Social Services Engineering Simon Andre, Stephen Gidge, Brandon Lista, Theresa TaylorMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Optimization of the Hospital Portering ProcessDeveloping a scheduling solution with algorithms to allow the portering department to schedule porters according to hourly task volume for each day of the week and can be easily updated with the latest demand forecast. CELOff-Campus; North York General HospitalHuiqing Lu, Jia Qi Xi, Jiayue Niu, Pratana CharoenkitkarnMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Optimizing Medical Supply Cart Layout and Replenishment ProcessReimagining inventory control and stock organization at the hospital, so that insights may be provided for better managing of the replenishment systems, which translates into savings that can be put into better facilities, equipment, and services.CELOff-Campus; North York General HospitalPrabhat Adhikari, Christopher Cheng, Jong Seo Park, Saiyu ShengMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Predicting Inpatient Bed Demand in North York General HospitalInvestigating the current bed utilization in surgical units and make recommendations for improvements, particularly on the congestion that has caused negative impacts on upstream inpatient flow.CELOff-Campus; North York General HospitalXiying Li, Francisco Vargas, Yuhong Yang, Kexin ZhangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Predictive Model for PD Hearth ProgramCreating a predictive model on the weight a child is able to gain by day 30, which allows World Vision to assess whether the child will recover and whether additional help or resources are necessary for a given area. CELOff-Campus; World VisionHsiang-Yi Wang, Louie Li, NanNan Liu, Guang YangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Re-Engineering the Healthcare Experience for SeniorsDesigning a vision of the transformed healthcare experience for seniors, in order to generate a conversation with healthcare professionals on the improvements that can be made to the healthcare system. CELOff-Campus; PricewaterhouseCoopersSyeda Areeba Aziz, Amanda King, Sarah Esmail, Hira NadeemMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being))
Reducing Patient Wait Times: Radiotherapy Preparation Process Bottleneck Identification and Efficiency ImprovementCreating a simulation model that provides a dynamic visualization of patient congestions and bottlenecks in the workflow to identify inefficiencies, with an emphasis on reducing non-value-adding activities.CELOff-Campus (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto); Odette Cancer CentreYuning Chen, Fan Jia, Xueheng Wang, Xiarui XieMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Air Canada: Simulating On-Call Flight Attendant RequirementsPredicting the demand for on-call flight attendants and reserves on a monthly basis, with the goal of replacing the current static numbers with a dynamic and data driven derivation of reserve requirements. CELOff-Campus; Air CanadaBotisola Babayato, Karin Nonomura, Rubaina NizarMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Resource Management & Process Optimization for Boutique Consulting FirmConceptualising a resource management system to keep track of employee information and incoming projects, as well as a documented and automated process to schedule consultants to projects to reduce a workload bottleneck.CELOff-Campus; The Poirier GroupLinda Leung, Selin Maden, Emma SextonMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Decision Support System for Weather Stations’ Operation PlanDeveloping an informative framework to aid decisions on whether to shut down or upgrade the stations by more cost-effective and sustainable approaches, with objectives being sustainability, maintainability, and effectiveness.CELOff-Campus; Meteorological Service, Environment and Climate Change CanadaLinyang He, Qiuchen Sun, Ke Pan, Renjie LiMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Enhancing Retail Data Visualization with Virtual Reality TechnologyExploring the usage of virtual reality (VR) to improve on traditional methods of retail data visualization, with the resulting product having the potential to change the way organizations present and interpret data.CELOff-Campus; LoyaltyOneCalvin Lo and John BrowneMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Top 10 Picks – ContentFly’s Future PlatformIncreasing the quality of matches and developing an automated matching process to save time and resources, which would both satisfy users and accommodate the growing demand.CELOff-Campus; ContentFlyAhnaf Abid Hassan, Houman Madani, Hin WongMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Improved Positive Airway Pressure Treatment Device for Sleep Apnea PatientsDeveloping solutions to two ergonomic issues found on most Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) devices, which are used to alleviate sleep apnea, as they were identified to be major sources of non-compliance of usage.CELOff-Campus; Intelligent Engineering Solutions (IES)Shao Zhang, Soo Young Kim, Tyler Davids, Anthony RasoMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Passive Noise Control in Health-Care EnvironmentsArranging a solution that improves the sleeping environment for inpatients by reducing incident noise, which would improve the patient recovery process, reduce average length of inpatient stay, and decrease stress and anxiety levels for all.CELOff-Campus Alexander Cheng, Elton Phan, Hui-Jan Lu, Jacky PanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Photoacoustic Imaging Catheter Design for Early-Stage Arterial Plaque Detection - Optical Source FocusingSupporting the current stage of research involving testing on combined photoacoustic and ultrasonic modalities, in order to aid early diagnosis of atherosclerosis through minimally invasive procedures.CELOff-Campus; Sunnybrook Hospital and Conavi MedicalAnnie Yu, Raymond Lam, James Liu, Rhoda GnanasegaramMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Silicone Drop-on-Demand (DoD) 3D Printer ProjectDeveloping a solution to print Ultraviolet Curable Silicone materials using Drop-on-Demand (DoD) technology, which would open up amazing possibilities in the medical field and beyond.CELOff-Campus; Advanced Research Laboratory for Multifunctional Lightweight StructuresYining Wang, Ruojing Song, Changsong Yang, Kangwei WuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Ultraviolet Sanitizer for Portable DevicesDesigning a sanitizer that utilizes ultraviolet rays to eliminate pathogens and guide the client through applicable standards, with the resulting product being able to sanitize equipment beyond mobile devices in hospitals.CELOff-CampusChan Ho Lee, Po Ting Chou, Heechan Kang, Donghoon Kim, Putthipat PreecharwongsiriMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
From Data to Dial: Driving Sales through the Force of AnalyticsFinding the best sequence of actions for sales development representatives (SDRs) to perform in order to maximize the probability of connecting with a lead, and helping each SDR manage engagement for over 150 leads per day.CELOff-Campus; SalesforceLu Chen, Alison Chow, Connor Lawless, Ana MedinacMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Machine Learning for Global Supply Chain ForecastsDelivering a software solution which analyses 2013-2018 data and powerful machine learning algorithms, in order to improve on the current forecast systems which are essentially a simple average of previous years' volume.CELOff-Campus; Canadian Tire Corporation Nicholas Jalen Cheng, Alex Kwan, Victor Lo, Jiming (Edward) ZhouMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Desert to Oasis - Rainwater-Harvesting Tank OptimizedDelivering on a design improvement, a process improvement, and incorporation of three tailored tools to streamline the process of setting up a Taanka rainwater-harvesting tank, which would enable a 47% time reduction and 18% cost reduction. CELOff-Campus; One Prosper InternationalShahem Al Korani, Mouness Akour, Abdullah Mohammed, Abdelrahman SaidMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
One Fixture for All Dielectric TestCreating a modular device that can work as a one-fixture-for-all testing for arc faults in cables, as devices such as Samgor RY2 and Keysight 16451B have shortcomings, but can be used as a benchmark.CELOff-Campus; Kinectrics Inc.Rounaq Jahan, M. Fahad Uddin, Hassan Zareef, Joshua BakhshMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Power Response: Using Renewable Energy in Disaster ResponseDevising a reliable power source that is highly portable, durable, and easy to maintain, in order to power the Aqua Response unit utilized in natural disasters and crises to provide safe drinking water.CELOff-Campus; GlobalMedicAlbert Liu and Erica VossMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Revolutionizing Fume Hood TestingDeveloping a new system to evaluate fume hood safety by detecting escaping gases across the sash surface via a laser sheet and a smoke-generator, as the current standards are time-consuming, expensive, and often inaccurate.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeSourabh Das, Nathan Wan-nap Luk, Eric Wai-Kit WongMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Robot Design for Removing Bulkheads in Wind Turbine BladesDesigning a robot that can carry and deploy a tool for removing bulkheads inside wind turbine blades, which would enable a de-icing system to be installed inside wind turbine blades, offer long-term benefits, and demonstrate the usefulness of task robots.CELOff-Campus; Borealis WindZhanling Huang, Dayu Kuan, Frank WenMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Steam Quality Measuring System for MIE Undergraduate LabsConstructing a customized apparatus that can accurately measure and digitally display steam quality results, allowing Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students to correctly determine the turbine performance characteristics.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Energy LaboratoryYuting Liu, Tianli Zhang, Sirui Zhu, Chao ZhaoMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
The Fault in Our Cables: An Impedance Coupling Device to Improve Cable TestingCreating a method to decrease impedance mismatch of the transmission cable and the testing system to reduce noise and accurately detect flaws in cables, in order to specifically benefit clients with large power plants.CELOff-Campus; Kinectrics Inc.By Nabaa Al Kassab, Stela Emiri, Cissy YaoMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Planning for a Healthier Campus: Recommendations on the feasibility of adopting the WELL v2 Building StandardsDetermining the feasibility of adopting the WELL v2 Building Standards through a comparison with existing U of T design standard documents, in order to promote the implementation of well-being features in building projects.CLLOn-Campus (UTM, UTSC, UTSG); Campus and Facilities PlanningSyeda Hasan, Shimeihui Fan, Robinder Jangi, Liuqing XiangENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2020SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
The Lawson Centre for Sustainability and the Trinity College community as a Living Lab for Sustainability at the University of TorontoExamining the features of the upcoming building project, identifying features that are monitorable for performance, and determing what collected data can be used to meet energy consumption goals and promote sustainable behaviour.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG, The Lawson Centre of Sustainability); Office of the Provost, Trinity CollegeYi Xin Dai, Marah Madokh, Mary Nghi Ngo & Abbigayle WebberENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Exploring Ground-level Container Gardening on the St. George CampusExploring how the U of T Sustainability Office can support and enable expansion of existing container gardening on the St. George campus through ground-level container gardening.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Community Gardens); Sustainability OfficeChista Behbin-Guirand, Meilun Shen, Shuran ChenENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2020SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production); SDG15 (Life on Land)
The Possibilities of Building with Mass Timber: The Case of the University of Toronto Academic Wood TowerResearching environmental impacts, well-being, building performance, and economics of building with mass timber, and specifying how scenarios can be applied in regards to the building of the Academic Wood Tower.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Campus & Facilities Planning and University Planning, Design & Construction Sarah Li, Jennifer Wan, Fabio Lei, James ShiENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2020SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Facilitating Community Engagement for The University of Toronto’s Landmark Geoexchange ProjectExploring ways to inform University community of the Geoexchange system, its benefits to simplify and successfully communicate relevant complex scientific information, and contribute to branding of U of T as an institution for sustainable development.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Landmark Geoexchange Project); Energy Management, Facilities & ServicesSabrina Poinen, Tanvi Khurmi, Hayley Vlcek and Marko Berrak-TinazENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Exploring Food Waste Management and Communications in ResidencesExploring the current food and waste management services of UTSG and other universities, and offering recommendations on communication and engagement for St. George campus dining hall stakeholders, in order to help U of T's sustainability goal of zero waste.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeWenting Hu (Daisy), Ziwei Huang, Szu Pei Wu (Amy), Shiyuan Weng (Shirley), Jianbo ChenENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2020SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
The University of Toronto and University of British Columbia’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Reduction Initiatives Between 2008-2018Evaluating the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia's sustainability initiatives and their energy efficiency, comparing them to corresponding provincial legislation between the years of 2008-2018 in order to investigate how universities, as top researchers, can be climate leaders. CLLOn-Campus (UTSC) Miriam Hajjaji, Yumna Vaid, Kowshik Paul, Ayoibukun Oluwa Bankole-OlusinaEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez), Winter 2021SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Walking Workshops for Edible Medicinal Plants Along the Valley Land TrailDiscussing the vision, mission, and goal behind an on-campus walking-workshop to educate participants on the safe consumption and sustainable foraging of edible native species around
campus.
CLLOn-Campus (UTSC); Edible Campus and Caretaking & GroundsMegan Gwendoline Kent, Tooba Sultan, Ally PentzEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez), Winter 2021SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG15 (Life on Land)
A comparative analysis of sustainable irrigation methods for the UTSC Campus FarmConducting a comparative analysis of three rainwater harvesting methods, as well as two automated irrigation methods, to explore the implementation of sustainable rainwater collection and irrigation systems at the UTSC Campus Farm. CLLOn-Campus (UTSC); Campus FarmSiham Karamali, Shiyin Cao, Shicong Huang, and Evans LaiEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2021SDG2 (No Hunger); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Production & Consumption)
The Information Gaps in the UTSC Waste SystemProviding an overview of the UTSC waste management system, the issues identified with the current waste management data on-campus, and recommendations to improve on waste management data at UTSC.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC) Jesse HanEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2021SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Enhancing UTSC Green Spaces for Conserving Native Bee PopulationsExploring and proposing key policies and strategies that UTSC can follow in enhancing their green spaces, in order to help promote and conserve the native bee population in Toronto.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC) Sam Qianxue Wang, James Romaniuk, and Dinah BahadurEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2021SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Understanding the Impact of UTSC Transportation InitiativesExamining the transportation
initiatives adopted by UTSC, and determining their effectiveness
in mitigating the negative impacts caused by different forms of transportation in order to aide in the identification of sustainable alternatives in urban areas
CLLOn-Campus (UTSC) N/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2021SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Management Strategies at the Rouge National Urban ParkExamining sustainability implementation gaps in the Rouge National Urban Parks' 2019 Management Plan. CLLOn-Campus (UTSC)N/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez), Winter 2021SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Energy Sustainability of Equipment in Science Laboratories at UTSCReviewing the energy consumption of existing lab equipment, comparing them to
energy-efficient alternatives in the market, and estimating potential savings in
annual electricity consumption and payback period of energy-efficient
equipment.
CLLOn-Campus (UTSC); Facility Management DepartmentN/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2021SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Green Building Policy Analysis Providing an overview of building standard and certifications in Toronto, conducting a SWOT analysis, and providing insights and recommendations to facilitate decision making in this sphere. CLLOn-Campus (UTSC)N/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez), Winter 2021SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Sustainability in Campus InfrastructureAssessing the progress of UTSC’s
infrastructure projects in order to evaluate their adherance to their Master Plan to meet the needs of the future while
meeting SDG targets.
CLLOn-Campus (UTSC) N/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2021SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Environmental Sustainability Evaluation of Electronic Waste Management in Toronto, OntarioResearching and evaluating possible effects to air, soil, water, and human health caused from the method or pathway by which electronic waste is
handled in Toronto.
CELOff-Campus (Toronto)N/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2021SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Waste Management at UTSC - Communicating "Behavioural" Change?Providing recommendations and discussing their respective challenges to
improve and implement communications tactics to actively, digitally, and specifically
target proper waste management practices among UTSC occupants.
CLLOn-Campus (UTSC) N/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2021SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Solar and Storage Solutions for Three Building Archetypes in the City of TorontoExploring the various solar and storage technologies and their feasibility, costs, and considerations of installing in three different building archetypes in the City of Toronto.CELOff-Campus (Toronto)N/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2021SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Education and Awareness of Sustainability at University of TorontoEvaluating the sustainability efforts at UofT and other universities to improve UofT's education and awareness of sustainability.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC) N/AEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez), Winter 2021SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Cracking the Cleantech Adoption Barrier for Cities & CommunitiesExamining the strategies that cities and companies can both implement to overcome clean tech adoption barriers in the buildings sector while raising consumer awareness and catalyzing uptake in the short term. CELOff-Campus; MaRS Discovery DistrictClaude Galette, Carlo Muia, Lauren Thomas, and Katelynn WynenGLA2000H: Sustainability Capstone Seminar at the Munk School of
Global Affairs and Public Policy (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2021
SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Coordination: Climate Policy in OntarioIdentifying the best practices and recommendations in order to efficiently increase climate policy integration within the provincial government of Ontario. CELOff-Campus (Province of Ontario) Michael Chen, Maria Karajovic & Laura KingGLA2000H: Sustainability Capstone Seminar at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2021SDG13 (Climate Action); SDG17 (Partnership for the Goals)
Applications of Hydrogen in Support of TransformTOExamining the role that hydrogen could have in TransformTO, which is the municipal climate action strategy aimed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); TransformTOAlexandra Konn, Bea Libchaber, Kenneth Sergienko, Ian StecherGLA2000H: Sustainability Capstone Seminar at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2021SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)


Piloting Sustainable Procurement at the Univeristy of TorontoEvaluating a series of decisions that range from retrofits to purchasing by reviewing literature and case studies, resulting in a procurement pilot that allows for the process to successfuly function. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Procurement ServicesRachel SuttonENV493: Independent Research ProjectSDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
The Promotion of a Culture of Sustainability at the University of Toronto Through Campus as a Living Lab InitiativesAssessing the CLL6 project finalized by CECCS that is to be implemented onto UofT’s three campuses while trying to promote a culture of sustainability to contribute to the achievement of the 17th Sustainable Development Goal by involving all members of a university.CLLOn-Campus (UTSC, UTSG, UTM); Passive House Residence and Campus Farm, UTSC; Academic Tower and Physical Geography Building, UTSG; Science Building and Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, UTM Jonathan Angell MUN105: Global Problem Solving ( Professor Kramarz) Fall 2020SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG17 (Partnership for the Goals)

Electric Vehicles: Plugging in with Behavioural InsightsAnalyzing barriers to electric vehicle purchases through the lens of behavioural economics, as well as best practices for promoting greater uptake of electric vehicle adoption.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG)Mohsin Bin Latheef, Patrick RooneyBehavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (Prof. Dilip Soman), 2018SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG13 (Climate Action)
AASHE STARS Literacy and Culture Assessment: Looking at Staff, Faculty, and Students on Three UofT CampusesDelivery and analysis of a survey assessing sustainability literacy and attitudes across the UofT campuses, which can be used to complete an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) assessment. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG, UTM & UTSC); UTSG and UTSC Sustainability Offices, UTM Utilities & Sustainability DivisionNoah Foster, Thurkkha Thayalalingam, Chloe Fortune, Shreya AgarwalENV461: Campus as a Living Lab (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2021SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action); SDG16 (Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)
Transportation/Mobility Survey for STARSA survey of UTSG employee commute modal split to measure and evaluate employees’ sustainability performance in the transportation sector under the STARS framework. This survey provides insight into how to better facilitate sustainable modes of transport associated with the reduction of overall GHG emissions. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeGillian Bolivar, Jane Hu, Yerim Lee, Lauren LiENV461: Campus as a Living Lab (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2021SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Scope 3 Emissions Research & Quantification PlanThe overall goal of the project is to determine a method of quantifying scope 3 emissions that can be effectively applied to the University of Toronto to better understand the institution's ecological impact and actions that can be taken to reduce themCLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeAngelica Tagadtad, Julian Sivanadian, Richard Teng, Ruoyun XuENV461: Campus as a Living Lab (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2021SDG12 (Responsbile Consumption & Production); SDG13 (Climate Action)
SDG KPIs in the Built EnvironmentThis project aims to create a comprehensive report that explores which SDGs the built environment of UofT is achieving and which require improvements to create a more sustainable campus.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeKendra Dizon, Meagan Kindrat, Jessie Pan, Queenie WongENV461: Campus as a Living Lab (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2021SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
University of Toronto Food Services Sustainable Food Systems Policy ReportProvides general guidance and direction to align UofT Food Services with UTSG’s goals to reduce carbon emissions, creating a net benefit for the community.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); University Food Services Ben Bergman, Charlize Martins, Emma Simon, Suzie KimENV461: Campus as a Living Lab (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2021SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsbile Consumption & Production); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Comparing Sustainable Building Standards: An Assessment of Baseline and High Performance Sustainability for UofT's Climate Positive InitiativeThis report considers three standards – the Toronto Green Standard (TGS), the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), and UofT’s Climate Positive Campus. UofT should emphasize improvement of its TEDI performance target to improve overall sustainability goals and calibrate future site projects towards the Climate Positive target.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); University Planning, Design & Construction Sundus Abu Zahra, Faeza Afrin, Sophie Berkowitz, Honour StahlENV461: Campus as a Living Lab (Prof. John Robinson), Fall 2021SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Decarbonizing Cities Through the Use of Private Investments in MicromobilityA review of bike sharing programs in Paris, London, Barcelona, and Milan financed by public and private funding, and how Toronto might use similar strategies to encourage use of more sustainable transit options, such as e-bikesCELOff-Campus (City of Toronto); Bronwyn WilliamsN/ARSM417: Sustainable Finance (Prof. Jan Mahrt-Smith), Fall 2021SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Origami Shopping BagA re-useable shopping bag that can be folded down to a minimal size for pocket or purse.CELOff-Campus; Anthony Bolla (Consultant, Entrepreneur)N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
System for sanitizing reusable coffee mugsSystem for sanitizing reusable coffee mugs that can be used in coffee shops so that they accept personal reusable mugsCLLOn-Campus; Sustainable Engineers AssociationN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Classroom Ventilation for COVID-19 and SmudgingProvide design for HVAC systems serving a classroom in Wetmore Hall to improve ventilation for mitigation of COVID-19 and for future indigenous smudging ceremonies. The carbon footprint of the solution needs to be considered in addition to capital and operating costs.CLLOn-Campus (Wetmore Hall); H.H. Angus and Associates Ltd.N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Developing equipment to accelerate production of reagents used for biologics drug production to reduce plastic waste.Develop a solution to filter and sterilize liquid reagent used for cell culture without using syringe filters (which is costly and wastes alot of plastic).CELOff-Campus; YEX Inc.N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Review of high risk areas for bird strikesInvestigating various methods and locations to reduce bird strikes and propose the most effective solution while keeping costs low. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG Property Management); Facilities & ServicesN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG15 (Life on Land)
Knotweed Eradication at 7 WyandotEradicate Japanese Knotweed (JKW) in a backyard. Care needs to be taken to minimize environmental impact to yard and surrounding area.
CELOff-Campus (Algonquin Island, Toronto); individual homeownerN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG15 (Life on Land)
Review of open chimneys and presence of chimney swiftsWith dozens of Victorian houses on campus, we have many brick chimneys where protected bird species, the chimney swift, may be nesting. Map out existing chimneys and propose plan for action. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG property management); Facilities & ServicesN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG15 (Life on Land)
Review of possible sites for vegetable gardens on roofsReview potential sites for roof gardens to reduce food scarcity, taking into account safety and feasibilityCLLOn-Campus (UTSG property management); Facilities & ServicesN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Rooftop Greenhouse DesignDesign of a greenhouse on the rooftop of a condominium townhouse located in downtown Toronto. CELOff-campus (Toronto); individual homeownerN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Quantifying Waste in the Prosthetics and Orthotics IndustryCreate a method for quantifying the waste generated during traditional P&O manufacturing and the waste generated during additive P&O manufacturing to allow us to demonstrate that additive manufacturing produces less waste than traditional P&O manufacturing. CELOff-Campus; Boundless Biomechanical BracingN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Oil Capture in High-Yield Pulp Effluent OverflowEvaluate cost-effective ways to take out fat, oil and grease from an overflow line of our high-yield pulp mill to the wastewater treatment plant to ensure environmental complaince.CELOff-Campus; Rayonier Advanced MaterialsN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation)
At Home Biochar KitDesign an at-home biochar device to sell to gardeners. Biochar is charcoal produced by thermal decomposition of biomass at an elevated temperature in the absence of oxygen, and is a useful organic soil additive as it acts as a carbon sink. CELOff-Campus; Start-up EntreprenuerN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Converting vehicles from gas to alternate fuelWhile alternative fuel vehicles (e.g., Compressed Natural Gas and Electric) are available in the marketplace, I am interested in finding out the options for converting my gas fueled vehicle to an alternate fuel.CELOff-Campus; senior consultant in Fleet ManagementN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the City of TorontoDesign a solution for the City of Toronto to capture, reduce or eliminate GHG emissions released from homes or buildings, in order to help meet the City’s TransformTO goals. CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Emerson CanadaN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
In-situ energy monitoring system for a green building to monitor occupant dataThis system should collect water, energy, and electricity usage data, and offer suggestions on how residents can improve their carbon footprint.
CLLOn-Campus; Sustainable Engineers AssociationN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Healed By NatureHow can the principles of biophilic design elicit and evoke our human senses for an off-grid micro cabin retreat and wellness spa? Design a nature retreat suitable for all four Canadian seasons. CELOff-Campus; Reign ArchitectsN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Hart House Sweat LodgeDesign for a sweat lodge for Hart House Farm that incorporates ceremony, materials and practices inherent to the structure along with traditional heat sources.CLLOn-Campus; Dalla Lana School of Public HealthN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Annex-ariumPropose a prototype gathering space (or arium) for a front yard of a multi-unit dwelling that will enrich social experiences and interactions in the neighbourhood and apply passive heating and cooling principles CELOff-Campus; Poiesis ArchitectureN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Design of an in-situ air quality monitoring system for a green buildingDesign an in-situ air quality monitoring system for a green building to collect data on pollutants and offer minimisation suggestions.
CLLOn-Campus; Sustainable Engineers AssociationN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Water Collection/Extraction UnitDesign a system to provide potable water during summer months on a property in the Northern Bruce Peninsula which is inland atop escarpment bedrock that makes conventional well drilling difficult. CELOff-Campus; individual property ownerN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation)
Design a system that tracks potential invasive speciesDesign a system that tracks potential invasive species that threaten forest biodiversity and could be used for sustainable material sourcing
CLLOn-Campus; Sustainable Engineers AssociationN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG15 (Life on Land)
Designing a safe and cost-efficient silica dispenser for a chemistry lab.Design a way to safely dispense silica into a beaker. Silica is packaged in a large plastic bag stored in a plastic drum in a fumehood. It is difficult to scoop out safely; inhaling silica can cause damage to lungs long-term. CLLOn-Campus; Department of ChemistryN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Low Environmental Impact HousingDesign a small shelter to use on weekends on a rural property in Ontario. This shelter should be small, pest-proof, and have a low impact on the surrounding environment. Ideally, the unit would be able to be moved off of the property to leave little trace of its existence at the end of its lifespan.CEL Off-Campus; individual property ownerN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Study and investigation for the design of a testing apparatus for a new green concrete alternativeDesign a testing apparatus for a new green concrete alternative hempcrete. How would one test this hempcrete to prove its utility in everyday construction? CLLOn-Campus; Sustainable Engineers AssociationN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Optimized self-contained rain catcherDesign a rain catcher to water plants and reduce water bill. The rain catcher must catch the maximum amount of rain and avoid the use of a pump to access the water. CELOff-Campus; Thermo FisherN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation)
Optimal Backyard Land UseOptimize backyard layout to increase sun to vegetable garden, maximize yields through crop selection/rotation, and minimize maintenance (ie. weeding and lawnmowing). Two rain barrels were purchased for irrigation, but an automatic system is desired.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); individual property ownerN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Picking/Delivery routing/optimizationOptimize picking queues and delivery routes to streamline the courier process and gain significant efficienciesCELOff-Campus (Toronto); Materials Management & StoresN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Private Spaces for Virtual Meetings on CampusIdentify/design private areas students can go on campus to have private virtual meetings with Academic Advisors. Parameters include: ergonomic friendly seating; methods to supress background noise; proper air quality ventilation and temperature; adequate Wi-Fi; proper lighting to maximize video quality; methods to ensure environment clean and COVID-proof.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); First Year OfficeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Designing Engaging Post-COVID-19 Hybrid EventsDesign process for hybrid event planning to leverage advantages of both in person and virtual programming. What technology/virtual platforms should be used that are cost-effective, safe for all participants, and considers equity, diversity and inclusion for all participants?CELOff-Campus; University Health NetworkN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Post-COVID Ridership Growth in the GTACOVID significantly impacted transit ridership, with some agencies experiencing drops in ridership nearing 90% at times. Transit agencies are trying to attract riders back. How can this be done in the GTA? CELOff-Campus; Left Turn, Right Turn (Transit Consultant)N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
“Senior Friendly” Human Factors interface and Design for Simplified Online AccessInvestigate solutions that address challenges seniors face in accessing online programming, that will ideally assist with sight, hearing or perception issues that are typical with seniorsCELOff-Campus; Seniors Life Enhancement Centres N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Creative use of cardboard boxesRepurpose options for cardboard boxes used in home deliveries. This may involve cutting the box into pieces that can be assembled to become a new structure (toy, platform, temporary wastebasket, storage bin, etc.) One could imagine the cardboard manufacturer printing a pattern on the inside of the box to aid and guide the user.CLLOn-Campus; private professor emeritusN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Innovative Ways to Provide Accessibility for Stepped Business EntrancesExplore innovative ways to provide accessibility for stepped business entrances.CELOff-Campus; KITE-UHNN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Transit Technology and Marginalized PopulationsExamine a particular transit technology and marginalized population with the goal of making transit more accessible. For example, how can PRESTO be made more accessible for cash-dependent transit riders?CELOff-Campus; Left Turn, Right Turn (Transit Consultant)N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Meeting Space SystemDesign a system so members of the LGBTQ2S+ Engineering student community can meet in person, with a sense of security that is accessible, relatively private and comfortable. A permanent, identifiable space risks being defaced with graffiti, creating an emotionally unsafe atmosphere. CLLOn-Campus; private professor emeritusN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
One Hand Height Adjustable Walking CaneDesign an adjustable walking cane with three positions that allow going down a hill or up stairs and can accommodate people of different heights.CELOff-Campus; M. Tanaka Engineering ServicesN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Design an affordable, easy to use soundscape monitoring device to assess backyard ecosystem functionCreate an affordable, easy-to-use, reliable and accurate device that measures and reports to the Nature Conservancy of Canada the soundscape of a backyard and adjoining riparian woodland in Peterborough, Ontario to assess changes in seasonal functionality of the ecosystem over time. CELOff-Campus; private property ownerN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG15 (Life on Land)
Mobility Assist DeviceDesign a tool that would enable easy and safe retrieval of objects from high and low spaces, to reduce fatal trips and falls among the elderly. CELOff-Campus; Slalom ConsultingN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Smart Drink Monitoring DeviceDesign method to monitor the amount of liquid older adults drink in an automated way, and prompt them if they need to drink more to avoid dehydration. CELOff-Campus; KITE Research Institute, Toronto RehabN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Tiny HomeDesign a tiny off-grid home that integrates nature into living spaces. Size should be approx. 150 to 200sqft. Key aspects to include: modular/adaptability for units that could be incorporated into self sustaining communities.CELOff-Campus; STEP + PM Inc.N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Sustainable Consumption & Production); SDG15 (Life on Land)
How to make wet laboratories greener?In many FASE teaching and research laboratories, students and scientists are obligated to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We are looking for solutions to reduce the impact of PPE on the environment. CLLOn-Campus; Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Health & Safety AdvisorN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
New College Residence Solar Water HeatingIdentify options for harnessing the sun for hot water heating at three New College residence buildings CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); New CollegeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy)
New College Residence Photo-Voltaic Electricity GenerationIdentify options for harnessing the sun for electricity power generation for three residence buildings at New College CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); New CollegeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy);
Strategies and Practices to prevent and control fire safety issues from the disposal of Lithium IonPropose strategies and practices to prevent and control fire safety issues created by waste from Lithium Ion batteries at Waste Electrical and Electronical Equipment recycling facilities.CELOff-Campus; Toronto Fire ServicesN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Urban Lounge Green WallUrban Lounge is a student space at Chestnut Residence that has no access to windows. Students at Chestnut have limited access to green space. It would be great to install a green wall in Urban, if we could figure out how to do so, given the physical constraints of the room.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Chestnut ResidenceN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Multi-use Programming SpaceRedesign multi-use progamming space (Urban Lounge) to support accessibility and have a designated area for study groups. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Chestnut ResidenceN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Impact of Supply Chain Disruption to Fleet MaintenanceEstablish a diagnostic project to identify the impacts of supply chain disruptions and recommendations needed to ensure that the Toronto Paramedic Services fleet is able to perform regular maintenance for all paramedic vehicles.CELOff-Campus; Toronto Paramedic ServicesN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
On-Campus Carbon Offset DevelopmentU of T wants to use on-campus, institution-catalyzed carbon offsets for emissions created by university business air travel. The Air Travel Emissions Mitigation Initiative (ATEMI) is looking for projects that can be implemented on-campus to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions, identifying cost and amount of GHGs that can be reduced that gives best value for investment.CLLOn-campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG13 (Climate Action)
Seasonal PedestrianizationDevelop a set of criteria that could be used to evaluate streets as candidates for routine and/or seasonal road closure as part of the ActiveTO weekend road closure program. Develop a set of impact mitigation strategies and success-promotion strategies for each type of closure.CELOff-Campus; City of Toronto Transportation PlanningN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Green Smart MeterDevelop a practical concept for a green meter transmission unit (MTU) that does not require battery replacement, with a design life significantly longer than 20 years.CELOff-Campus; BOTE ConsultingN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Electrify a typical Toronto Hydronically heated homeIdentify and develop a straight-forward, cost-effective pathway to electrify a typical Toronto hydronically heated home.CELOff-Campus; City of Toronto Senior EngineerN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy)
Decorative painted curb extensions and crosswalks and potential accessibility challengesMake recommendations on the potential palette for decorative crosswalks/curb extensions that would be accessible and still add beauty to the surrounding area, addressing the concern that the current design can confsue guide dogs and people with cognitive challenges. CELOff-Campus; City of Toronto Cycling and Pedestrian ProjectsN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Outdoor Open SpacesDesign outdoor open spaces that are an extension of the library branch to create usable outdoor spaces. CELOff-Campus; Toronto Public LibraryN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Alpine warming structureWith the rise of COVID-19, recreational winter resorts had to expand indoor lodge areas to satisfy social distancing protocols. Design a remote warming structure that can be placed strategically throughout the trails on winter resorts as an alternate solution.CELOff-Campus; Gunther Kaun ArchitectsN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
FO design for fouling remediationForward osmosis (FO) is an evolving membrane desalination technology that has a promising low energy process. Despite the benefits, FO fouling has hindered widespread FO application in real-world water purification projects. Optimize FO process designs to further advance the technology.CELOff-Campus; University of Saskatchewan ProfessorN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation)
Decreasing cognitive biases in critical careIdentify a more "innate" set of strategies to reduce cognitive bias or address if biometric sensors can be used to identify moments where providers are at a higher risk for cognitive biasesCLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
HVAC Rooftop Unit FiltrationDetermine methods to improve the performance of existing HVAC units, review effectiveness against contaminants, COVID-19, pockets of accumulation in system layout. CELOff-Campus; Toronto Public LibraryN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
UTSG Snow Melting AlternativesRight now, the UofT St. George Campus uses a diesel-powered snow-melter to remove snow on campus. This creates GHG emissions and other environmental impacts such as the quality of water discharged by the process.
Investigate potential alternative solutions to manage snow collected on campus.
CLLOn-campus (UTSG); Sustainability OfficeN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Facade Icicle ControlA system to prevent icicle formation on window ledges of SW facade of the Toronto Reference a Library. During warm spells there is a falling ice hazard and re-freezing on the sidewalk creates a slip and fall hazard.CELOff-Campus; Toronto Public LibraryN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Modular Book Mounts for Victoria University’s E.J. Pratt LibraryDesign a modular book mount system for exhibiting books for museum-style displays at the E.J. Pratt Library. The book mounts should be reusable and interchangeable to fit multiple book sizes, and for books to be displayed at a variety of opening angles. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); E.J. Pratt LibraryN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
lyfeboat prototypeBuild a vessel that serves as a scaffold-like terrarium to encourage tree stem cuttings to root. After trimmings have been rooted they will be planted on land. Identify technologies to monitor and control growing conditions.CLLOn-Campus (UTM); Blackwood GalleryN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG15 (Life on Land)
Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Monitoring Device DevelopmentIdentify ways we can replace traditional clinical tests for cardiovascular function. Many conventional methods take only a brief snapshot of what's happening and are often invasive. Design solutions that can be comfortably worn but continuously monitor to find new/improved ways to measure any metric of cardiovascular disease or predictor of heart failure. CLLOn-Campus; Institute of Biomedical EngineeringN/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being)
Cliff Edge ObservatoryDesign the Cliff Edge Observatory that will be located along Newfoundland’s East Coast Trail within Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve for scientists and nature enthusiasts to safely observe the shoreline and full cast of creatures visible throughout the different stages of tidal fluctuations. CLLOff-Campus; Woodford Architecture N/AAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II, Winter 2022SDG14 (Life Below Water)
Exploring the negative environmental and socioeconomic impacts of fast fashion’s global supply chain and establishing sustainable supply chain management practicesThis paper explores alternatives to reduce negative social and environmental impacts of the fast fashion industry, such as slow fashion and the role of consumers in facilitating an ideological shift, the role of global governance-based and market-based initiatives to make the supply chain more transparent.CELOff-Campus (Toronto)Reeba KhanGLA2095H: Master of Global Affairs Reading Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG12 (Responsible Production & Consumption)
Universal anaerobic digester for biogas production in rural communitiesAn international student team with students from U of T and Nigeria worked together to build a low-cost biogas generator for remote communities in Nigeria. The system uses cassava peels and other agricultural waste to produce gas for cooking and heating – a more environmentally friendly and less toxic alternative to the burning of wood for fuel.CELOff-Campus (Nigeria); Covenant UniversityJenny Pham, Wilson Yeoh, Jennifer Wang, Truman YuenAPS490Y: Biogas Production from Anaerobic Fermentation of Cassavawaste (Profs. Ariel Chan & Graeme Norval), Fall 2021 - Winter 2022 SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Understanding the Social Equity Implications of Decarbonization in Existing BuildingsIdentifies methods and practices to ensure inclusiveness is taken into account, and ways to prioritize equity-deserving groups while mitigating negative impacts of implementing the City's Net Zero Existing Building (ExB) StrategyCELOff-Campus (Toronto); Environment & Energy Division, City of TorontoJessie Armstrong, Michelle Gandhi, Hilda-Matilda Idegwu, Jacob O'Connor, Sofia PadernalGLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities) 
Neighbourhood & Community-Led Solutions to Building Retrofitting This report examines the practices of international jurisdictions and their approaches on community-based retrofitting, which assists in building feasible recommendations and policy options to how these findings can be translated into the Toronto contextCELOff-Campus (Toronto); Environment & Energy Division, City of TorontoTea Vasha, Emma Hull, Lonya Burton, Juvairiyya Hanslod, Ally BuchananGLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Innovative Retrofit Programs Jurisdictional ScanIdentifies the most innovative and effective programs offered by governments around the world which reduce GHG emissions from existing buildingsCELOff-Campus (Toronto); Environment & Energy Division, City of TorontoJigme Garwang, Anna Hardie, Emerson Ludiciani, Tasneem Tahrin, Anastasia TriadafilopoulosGLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Understanding the Qualitative and Quantitative Benefits of the City's PollinateTO Community Grants ProgramThis report measures the reduction in GHG emissions, diversion of stormwater and biodiversity enrichment in the City as a result of Pollinator gardens, and provides a qualitative methodology for studying the benefits to individuals and to communities.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Environment & Energy Division, City of TorontoPratik Bhalerao, Camille Gachon, Chloë Harle, Asli Hasanli, Nikita Samin GLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Investigating Incentives and Disincentives in the Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles in TorontoThis report examines approaches leading municipalities around the world have taken to incentivize residents and businesses to switch from internal combustion engine (ICE) to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), and to discourage the use of ICE vehicles in favour of active transportation and public transit.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Environment & Energy Division, City of TorontoLuca Dannetta, Sarah Klein, Anna Lazaris, Tingwei Lyu, Arnaud NsamariziGLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Scaling and Delivering Climate Solutions This report seeks to provide key considerations and recommendations on how the City can scale up the delivery of clean heating solutions to 400,000 single family homes through an equitable approachCELOff-Campus (Toronto); Environment & Energy Division, City of TorontoLisa Alers-Hankey, Julia Bubelis, Claire Kendall, Pierre Sarlieve, Sophia StravropolousGLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG7 (Clean & Affordable Energy); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Communicating Transformational ChangeThis report examines what the underpinnings are of a successful, behaviour-changing communication plan.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Environment & Energy Division, City of TorontoDiana Anton, Sarah Feutl, Lisa Huh, Tanjima AliGLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Sustainable ProcurementThis research highlights the actions and challenges by jurisdictions attempting to reduce GHG emissions through sustainable procurement initiativesCELOff-Campus (Toronto); Environment & Energy Division, City of TorontoEliana Sinicropi, Jingyi Zhao, Katie Bolissian, Vinnie JainGLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Zero Emissions Construction Product and Knowledge GapsThis report identifies the main barriers to achieving net-zero construction in Toronto’s multi-unit residential building (MURB) sector and proposes recommendations to overcome them. CELOff-Campus (Toronto); City Planning, City of TorontoVictoria Barford, Michael Kalaparambath, Rhea Orlando, Laura Sayour, Zhongyang ZhangGLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Integration of Climate in Asset Management Processes Jurisdictional scans and climate-related best practice reviews for water, waste, and transport related assets, and recommendations on takeaways that Toronto can apply in its own planningCELOff-Campus (Toronto); Environment & Energy Division, City of TorontoKudzai Gondora, Richard Liu, Ryan Fung, Sharon Low, Spencer NeufeldGLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Jurisdictional Scan of Retrofit InitiativesExplores and compares three cities' building retrofit plans to those of the City of Toronto to understand the key factors impacting their progress towards their retrofit goals. CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Toronto Atmospheric FundAbdullah Naqvi, Celine Thomas, Chelsea Chettleburgh, Faryal RoshanGLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Indoor Health Co-Benefit of Building Retrofit ProjectsInvestigates the quantification and monetization of health co-benefits from deep retrofits to the existing housing stock in various jurisdictions around the world. CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Toronto Atmospheric FundJunyu Fang, Emily Jin, Ruoyan ZhaoGLA2029: Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course (Prof. John Robinson), Winter 2022SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Future of Multi-Platform EngagementThis report measures key considerations and best practices the City of Toronto's City Planning Division must be mindful of when developing new standard practices for public engagement in a multiplatform futureCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist), 2021SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Subway Entrance ConnectionsExamining if the TTC’s current practice is consistent with best practice and with current city building circumstances in Toronto when facilitating entrance connections between subway stations and adjacent buildingsCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist), 2021SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Gotta Go TOThis report investigates ways with which residents and grassroots organizations can make a discernable change as advocates for a more robust network of accessible and inclusive public washroomsCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist), 2021SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Site Access & Parking at Holland-BloorviewEnhancing the efficiency, inclusivity, accessibility, and sustainability of Holland Bloorview’s parking systemCELOff-Campus (Toronto); Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation HospitalN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist), 2021SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Accessible Multi-Use TrailsReview of best practices for creating multi-use trails that are accessible to persons with sight loss or other disabilitiesCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist), 2021SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Cargo Cycling FeasbilityThe feasability of enabling Jane and Finch tower community resident access to cargo cycles for local trips and examining the socio-economic impact CELOff-Campus (Toronto); Jane and Finch tower communityN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist), 2021SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Indigineous Rights in Official PlansThe extent of official plans in Ontario's acknowledgement and enablement of the unique role of Indigneous peoples in land use planningCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. Tim Ross), 2020SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Diversification of On-Farm UsesExamining how can Halton Region permit on-farm diversified uses that will increase farm viability and strengthen the agricultural sector while minimizing potential impacts to neighbouring residents and the agricultural systemCELOff-Campus; Halton RegionN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. Tim Ross), 2020SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Living on Main StreetReview of policy, conversion, and incentive opportunities that exist to support vibrant mixed use downtowns with opportunities for attainable housing as retail continues to evolve and the need for attainable housing increases. CELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. Tim Ross), 2020SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Commercial Space in Little JamaicaMeasures that can be taken in the short, medium and long term to protect businesses in Little Jamaica from being displaced by economic and urbanist forces associated with the opening of the Eglinton Crosstown LRTCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. Tim Ross), 2020SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Market CitiesReview ways with which the City of Toronto can play a leadership role in creating a network of Public Food Markets in Toronto that enables the distribution of healthy locally produced food, and delivers social, environmental and economic benefits to residents and producers, while at the same time addressing the needs of market operators and regulatorsCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. Tim Ross), 2020SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Planning for community control in downtown ChinatownResearching what community-based planning mechanisms can best promote community control over the future of neighbourhood development in the face of gentrification pressures, structural racism and displacement in downtown ChinatownCELOff-Campus (Toronto Chinatown); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. Tim Ross), 2020SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Mentorship for BIPOC PlannersExamining what the planning profession can do to provide effective mentorship for Black, Indigenous and People of ColourCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2019SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Community-owned AssetsInvestigating models for a non-profit to successfully acquire property, transition to ownership and sustainably operate a community-owned assetCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2019SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Appeal of Surface TransitPotential of a Municipality to increase the appeal of surface transit on major suburban corridorsCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2019SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Clarkson GO Station ConnectivityAmong a number of alternatives, proposing the best option to improve connectivity and grow ridership at Clarkson GO stationCELOff-Campus (Clarkson Go Station); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2019SDG9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable cities and communities)
Future of Municipal Data GovernanceReviewing responsible stewardship of municipal data in the 21st centuryCELOff-CampusN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2019SDG11 (Sustainable cities and communities)
Public Role in Car ShareAvailabilty of substantive business case for introducing a municipal subsidy for provision of (electric) car share vehiclesCELOff-CampusN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2019SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Podium SchoolsHow the City of Toronto, the Provincial government, and school boards can facilitate the planning and construction of podium schoolsCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2018SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Community Benefit from Transit InvestmentExamining possibilities of advocy of communities impacted by the Eglinton East LRT development advocate for appropriate community benefits CELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2018SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Inclusionary ZoningTools available to municipalities like City of Mississauga to facilitate the implementation of Provincial Inclusionary Zoning policyCELOff-Campus (Mississauga); City of MississaugaN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2018SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Gentrification in DavenportManaging impacts of gentrification on housing affordability, food security and social cohesion in Davenport WestCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2018SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Mixed Use in Laneway DevelopmentInvestigating the most straightforward and effective measures to enable the context-sensitive development of secondary commercial, office and studio units along Toronto’s lanewaysCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2018SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Towards Equitable DevelopmentRethinking ‘participation’ in development and city planning based on experiences in Toronto’s Parkdale neighborhood and planned reforms of the Ontario Municipal BoardCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2018SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Alternatives to HABU Tax AssessmentThis project will reviews way property taxes are levied on commercial properties by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) based on the value if redeveloped, identifies planning and economic development implications, and recommends potential solutions that the City or MPAC could consider.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2017SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Community Benefits: Social Procurement InitiativesStudents investigate social procurement initiatives on recent infrastructure projects in Ontario using three case studies: PanAm Games, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and Regent Park Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) project.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2017SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Planning Framework for Toronto’s Child and Family Centres (CFCs)This project supports existing efforts to develop tangible ways to engage CFC service providers in local planning efforts to meet the vision and goals outlined in the CFC GuidelinesCELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2017SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Portraits of Growth and IntensificationThe goal of this project is to advance the collective regional understanding of the perceived impacts of intensification.CELOff-Campus (Toronto); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2017SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Urban Wildlife, Urban HabitatA comprehensive overview of best practices in urban design, policies and human behaviours that minimize injury to wildlife in a range of areas, with a focus on key examples and a select set of issues where design and policy should be rethought in the GTA and proposed redesigns.CELOff-Campus (GTA); City of TorontoN/APLA1106H: Workshop in Planning Practice (Michelle Berquist and Prof. and Tim Ross), 2017SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Waste InventoryTo reduce the amount of waste going to landfills, an inventory list of all material items at UTM campus food vendors was created. The objective was to identify which material items were recyclable, compostable, or neither.CLLOn-Campus (UTM); Sustainability OfficeMichael Silva, Casimir Gunawardana, Charles Lee, Ningxuan LuENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Waste ReductionThe UTM on-campus waste management project aims to gauge the level of student awareness and knowledge on waste management to better design future initiatives at the UTM Sustainability Office.CLLOn-campus (UTM); Hospitality & Retail ServicesAnson Luk, Aysha Qureshi, Chak Fung Michael Cheung, Jingyi Meng, Jung Kwon, Shanzey ImranENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Salt ReductionThe aim of the project was to figure out the minimal amount of salt needed to make the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus a safe place for the community, while not compromising on the environmental impacts of its usage.CLLOn-Campus (UTM); Sustainability Office and Biology DepartmentSarah Ballestrin, Giulia La Viola, Yuhan Zhou, Mirza Musa, Ummu UgurENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
BikeShareStudents were tasked with researching and providing ideas for ways the UTM BikeShare program can expand. Short-term and long-term goals were set in place, including creating an online booking portal, expanding the operating season, and partnership with the City of Mississauga.CLLOn-Campus (UTM); Sustainability OfficeAgnieszka Nowakowski, Jackson Jung, Rishi Soni, Devanshu Kumar, Yuqing ZhangENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG17 (Partnership for the Goals)
Repair CaféThe UTM Sustainability Office wants to relaunch UTM Repair Cafe in Fall 2022, possibly as a virtual repair cafe. Our goal is to facilitate reusability on campus by implementing a hybrid repair cafe to make it more accessible. Deliverables include online forum integrated with a request form and a roadmap for the upcoming academic year (2022-2023).CLLOn-Campus (UTM); Sustainability OfficeChristina Ogilvie, Truman Dauck, Zhixuan Liu, Soham Raikar, Chieh WangENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production); SDG13 (Climate Action); SDG17 (Partnership for the Goals)
Salamander ConservationThe preservation of endangered species, and maintaining biodiversity on the ecologically unique campus of UTM, along with the adjoining Credit River Watershed, through student engagement is a founding theme in this project.CLLOn-Campus (UTM); Sustainability OfficeAngelica Ramoutar, Farid Salah, Giovanna Rose-Grande, Julia Ferraro, Verda Tariq, Xianjin ZhengENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG15 (Life on Land)
Food SecurityThis report looks at student access to healthy, affordable and culturally diverse options on the UTM Campus and evaluates how this can be improved by setting out a list of effective, feasible and affordable recommendations.CELOff-Campus (UTM); City of MississaugaAnusha Jain, Larissa Thelen, Ling Ho Lam, Cheng Liu, Muhammad ButtENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reducing Inequality)
Garden SharingThis project aims to provide a work plan to the City of Mississauga that will help the City build a municipal garden-sharing program that will provide the people of Mississauga greater opportunities to become involved in urban agriculture and grow and consume local food.CELOff-Campus (UTM); City of MississaugaRachel Pantos, Audriana Burella, Serenity Schlieffer, Aliha RazaENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Litter MitigationTackling litter mitigation in and around the Port Credit area on behalf of the City of Mississauga. Project deliverables include an analysis of Ontario’s environmental education, an analysis of current litter cleanup initiatives, a survey and survey analysis, possible incentives, a potential partnership with Mississauga universities, and several proposals for new litter mitigation strategies.CELOff-Campus (UTM); City of MississaugaVanessa Ebiaru, Yiyan Ling, Elyssa Manalo, Pierson Patsakos, Uzair Sabih, Zi Jing WuENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production); SDG17 (Partnership for the Goals)
Litter Mitigation WildlifeFood litter and the feeding of wildlife have become two of our major issues in the Peel Region. Within this project our goal is to reduce litter, and incidences of wildlife feeding within the City of Mississauga to resolve any conflicts that exist between the human population and urban wildlife in an attempt to bring forth a cohesive and healthy environment and community.CELOff-Campus (UTM); City of MississaugaAbdullahi Salad, Lorianne Green, Amaris Torcuator, Changzhi Liu, Hsin-Yi HuangENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Urban FarmingAssess and implement the past-proven, effective method of urban farming to aid in increasing access to healthy, nutritious, and affordable food in the City of Mississauga, beginning with the UTM campus.CELOff-Campus (UTM); City of MississaugaUmar Usman Uppal, Malina Seidu, Farzad Khan, Bretton Hillis, Anissa NeebarENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG2 (Zero Hunger); SDG3 (Good Health & Well-being); SDG10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Pollinator PlotThe purpose of this report is to provide Creative Hub 1352 and the TRCA with a short and long-term plan to inform best practices to implement a pollinator plot on a parcel of the Mississauga Arsenal Lands.CELOff-Campus (UTM), Mississauga Arsenal Lands; Creative Hub 1352 and Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)Flaka Zahiri, Alysia De Melo, Hussein Ayad, Mariam, Abdel Kader, Kaimeng Mao, Aliza FatimaENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. David Passmore) Winter 2022SDG15 (Life on Land)
Informing University of Toronto Mississauga’s First Biodiversity Action PlanThe purpose of this report is to explore possible directions for a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) that the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) would like to implement.CLLOn-Campus (UTM); UTM Sustainability OfficeChantal Lee, Michael Liu, Holly MarshENV1103H: Living Labs for Applied Sustainability (Prof. Alstan Jakubiec) Fall 2021SDG15 (Life on Land)
Research and recommendations for sustainable woodland management By reviewing a variety of relevant literature, case studies and expert interviews, this report identifies research findings and recommendations on UTSC woodland health, invasive species and community engagement strategyCLLOn-Campus (UTSC); UTSC Sustainability OfficePriscilla Ankomah-Hackman, Danyal Damroodi, Camille FrancoisENV1103H: Living Labs for Applied Sustainability (Alstan Jakubiec) Fall 2021SDG13 (Climate Action); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Compliance with The Toronto Green Standard: Why Keeping Score of Sustainable Building Performance Targets is So Important, and So HardThis research aims to understand how to bridge the gap between expected performance and actual performance targets of sustainable building requirements at the municipal level.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto)Jasmine RuscicaSSM1100Y: Major Research Paper (Prof. John Robinson), 2021 SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
The Current State of Sustainable Building Practices in Toronto: An Analysis of the Toronto Green StandardsThis research aims to understand the impact of the Toronto Green Standards, the building chapter of the City of Toronto climate change strategy, and how it influenced building industry key stakeholders to adopt green building practices.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto)Neila VoranoSSM1100Y: Major Research Paper (Prof. John Robinson), 2020SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Cycling and Staying on Track: An Evaluation of Toronto's Cycling Initiatives through a Social Practice Theory FrameworkToronto’s cycling interventions and initiatives are examined against the three elements of social practice theory (materials, competences, and meanings) to determine why and how these interventions and initiatives contribute to increasing cycling rates.CELOff-Campus (City of Toronto)Jeanny DoSSM1100Y: Major Research Paper (Prof. John Robinson), 2022SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities)
Agroecology Site Restoration: Food ForestCreating a restoration plan guided by the establishment of a food forest would provide UTM with an evidence-based project design for improving the ecological function of the site while achieving other desired outcomes for a food forest.CLLOn-Campus (UTM); UTM Sustainability OfficeRose Ivanusevic, Marija Stojkoska, Madalen Frangella, Syndy Miller, Megan Roulston, Arjun Prasad, Soham Raikar, Emilia Missing, Nicole Huckvale, Keran Zhou, Ayesha Quershi, Farah Alrayess, Jordan Bowness-Linegar, Ningxuan Lu, Ayanna Roberston, Yiheng Wang, Saada Salem, Yuyan Wang, Mira Kanthavel, Mahsa KarimENV496: Restoration Ecology (Prof. Monika Havelka); Winter 2022SDG15 (Life on Land)
Cost-Efficient HVAC Design for a BreweryImprove the HVAC performance and increase its efficiency. The performance of the new system is determined by calculating the heating and cooling capacity, air intake rate and air exhaust rate. CELOff-Campus (UTSG): Mill Street BreweryDeepti Madanagopalan, Jiaxiang Li, Minyang Feng, Yan WuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Variable Vane Actuation Lever for Gas Turbine EnginesThe purpose of this project is to develop environmentally sustainable future for commercial aviation, and this is illustrated by redesigning the lever components. This redesigned weight results in more efficient aircrafts. CELOff-Campus (UTSG): Pratt and Whitney CanadaKeith Sebastian, Yaakob Bendayan, Sophia Kurtz, Ifaz UddinMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
SoluSave Recyling Device: Smart way to Reduce WasteThe team developed a cheap, compact distillation operating system which helps reduce the incurring cost of solvent purchase and disposal, reduce chemical wastes, and therefore reduce the overall carbon footprint. CELOff-Campus (UTSG); SoluSaveAmna Sakurai, Domenica Aquin, Ryuji Mori, Zicheng Liu MIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production)
Supporting Wind Energy Generation in Deepwater EnvironmentsThe Mechanics and Aerospace Design Lab tasked the team to support wind turbines in energy generation. The scaled-down physical prototype was constructed to resist winds greater than 100 km/h.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Mechanics and Aerospace Design LabAli Khan, Benson Lau, Saif Beiruty, Shahzeb MahmoodMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
"ZnO Piezoelectric Energy Harvester: Wearable Tech Powered by Human
Movement
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The capstone team designed a PEH design, and an accompanying manufacturing and testing plan, incorporating robust, sustainable, and low-cost alternatives to piezoceramics. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); The Advanced Research Laboratory for Multifunctional Lightweight StructuresMark Meschino, Lingyun Wang, Haitong XuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Designing a Financial Literacy Education Tool to Empower the Next Generation of Young AdultsThe team provided secondary students, post-secondary students, and working young adults with a foundational and actionable financial literacy education that will aid them in future financial decisions. CELOff-Campus (UTSG); Square - DessaMichael Jia, Matthew Kwan, Ellen Lau, Yueling LuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG4 (Quality Education)
Analyzing Inequalities in the Canadian Public Health SystemThe group has developed a tool which allows users to explore relationships between social determinants, geographic regions and health metrics from data collected from two Canadian Community Health Surveys. CELOff-Campus (UTSG); LEAP: Pecaut Centre for Social ImpactAta Artan, Julian Ashworth, Daniel Bedrossian, Jack BerkshireMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being); SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Efficient COVID-19 Test Strip Manufacturing DevicesThe design is an affordable and efficient table top laminator and cutter which aid the COVID-19 mass screening efforts in the global south. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Bio-MEMS LabJungho J. Kim, Eason Ong, Jianfei Pan, Qiwei ZhaoMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Universal Crib Mattress LiftThe team designed electronic crib mattress lift to help caregivers lift babies and young children into and out of a crib. The team determined that the most suitable material is wood which is lightweight, renewable, and inexpensive to use.CEL Off-Campus (UTSG); Lake Harbour Co. Ltd.Michelle Hu, Eleanor Jiang, Seungho Kim, and Shelby NgMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Medical Delivery Drone – A Move in the Flight DirectionThis Team’s primary achievement is the development and optimization of this drone’s aerodynamic planform, capable of delivering blood for transfusions from hospitals to rural clinics. CELOff-Campus (UTSG); Aerlift, IncShawn Arya, Shivam Maharaj, Stephanie McDonald, Chloe OriotisMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being); SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Improving Water Quality Through the Use of a First Flush Diverter for Rainwater Harvesting in Peri-Urban Mexican CommunitiesThe team redesigned the rainwater harvesting systems to improve community adoption by reducing maintenance requirements and issues with structural integrity.CELOff-Campus (UTSG); Manuel Mosqueda, TECHOKally Van Mulligen, Kathleen Sheppard, Marya Kemp, Cameron LewisMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being); SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation)
C.O.P.S: COVID-19 Outcome Prediction SystemThe COVID-19 Outcome Prediction System (C.O.P.S) is the first to leverage morPOP data to construct machine learning models for COVID-19 predictions.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Medical Operations Research LaboratoryGolbarg Eslami, Hanin Afzal, Min Jue Kim, Parastou HadizadehmoghaddamMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
St. Michael’s Emergency Department Simulation for Zone OvercrowdingThe project’s functional basis is to identify the overcrowded zones in the ED. It will surpass the current system in both accuracy and agility, allowing for a correct representation of the ED zone’s crowdedness. CELOff-Campus (UTSG); Unity Health Toronto - Data Science and Advanced AnalyticsAlissar Hamie, Burak Böcügöz, Hamzah Nasser and Natalie Milevsky MIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Stop the Spread: COVID-19 Public Health Policy Decision Support The design team created a decision support system (DSS) consisting of a statistical analysis to determine the most effective COVID-19 policies and a user interface to display the results.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Medical Operations Research LabOlivia Bierman-Dyk, Clara Birch, Jean Carlos Cedeno Bravo, Catherine Grace LloydMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
"User-Friendly & Informative Dashboard to Improve Clinical Decision-Making on Patient Safety"The project design integrates Human Factors principles into a redesign of the current NYGH dashboard to be more readable, interactive, and informative.CELOff-Campus (UTSG); North York General HospitalJenny Graydon, Teresiah Muiru, Samin Parsa, Alisha Vohora, Nathan Ling MIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
COVID19 TravelSafe Navigation ToolThis COVID-19 TravelSafe navigation tool is a web-based application that customizes routes based on user preferences on travel time and risk; interactively assists decision making in pedestrian and public transit travel.CELOff-Campus (UTSG); Mott MacDonald Canada Limited Dingyuhan Wang, Yingzhi Liang, Yixin Sun, Qiaoyi YanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Web-based scenario creation interface for a pandemic simulatorThe team designed a web application to create, save, and edit scenarios. With this web application, a user can search for their scenario and edit parameters that are relevant to COVID-19. CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Medical Operations Research LabCiel Emond, Emir Hermanto, Nojhat HrishtiMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
A Hoseless CPAP System for Improved Quality of LifeThe team designed a novel Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) system that improves user comfort during sleep by eliminating the need for a hose. CELOff-Campus (UTSG); Saeed Zaiee, Intelligent Engineering Solutions Adam Koa, Sarah Toukan, Jacob Sinopoli, Danylo VarshavskyMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Battle Against COVID-19 and Ventilator Components ShortageThe design directly contributes to COVID-19 patients who require immediate respiratory support and hospitals that have experienced, and may continue to experience, a ventilator shortage. CELOff-Campus (UTSG); Toronto General Hospital Mariem Ahmed, Youna Jung, Hakyung Lee, Hyeon Jun NohMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Design of a Easy-to-manufacture and Operator-friendly VentilatorThe ventilator design mainly consists of four sub-systems: gas mixing chamber, inspiratory path, innovative safety design, and expiratory path. Optimization is made to improve performance and reliability.CELOff-Campus (UTSG); ARL-MLS and UHN/TGHJie Mao, Shijie Liu, Yuanshang Ding, Yufeng ZhouMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Minimizing Injuries when Preparing Medication This innovative design could offer many benefits by reducing occupational injury across the pharmaceutical industry. Any hospital or organization that performs compounding with syringes can incorporate this technology into their daily procedures.CELOff-Campus (UTSG); North York General Hospital (NYGH)Abdullah Gulab, David Rolko, Eshan Gokhale, Thomas RolkoMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Small-Scale WoundsNegative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is a therapeutic technique using a suction pump, tubing, and a dressing that accelerates healing in acute or chronic wounds and burns.CELOff-Campus (UTSG); Nasser AshgrizAlex Dolmaya, Christopher Calogero, Deepak Lakha, Gobind VasirMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Creating a Voice Recognition System for Image Guided Brain Surgery at
SickKids Hospital
The objectives of the interventional radiology (IR) system were that: it should be intuitive to use, minimize the errors, inexpensive, robust and durable, and requires minimal
upkeep.
CELOff-Campus (UTSG); Dr. Prakash Muthusami, SickKids HospitalBayaan Shalaby, Christina Seo, Litong Zheng, Sheree ZhangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Delivery Optimization Model for Canadian Tire CorporationThe model dveloped takes the store/DC weekly demand volume and transit lead times for each load and uses decision optimization (CPLEX) to reduce transit times based on store delivery preferences.CELOff-Campus (UTSG); Canadian Tire CorporationKimia Taghvaei Ganjali, Fereshteh Navabzadeh, Mina AkmanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure)
Autonomous Femoral Artery Needle Insertion for Patients in Rural Areas This project aims at developing a fully automated needle insertion robot meant to help treat and remove brain clots which cause strokes and can lead to irreversible brain damage.CELOff-Campus (UTSG); Yu SunDaniel Murcia, Rachel Haigh, Brianna Bredin, Anqi LiMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Design of a Guidewire Simulation to Analyze Damage to Arterial Walls With this simulation, the client will be able to objectively compare different navigation methods and guidewire configurations to
minimize damage to vessel walls during operations that use guidewires.
CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Advanced Micro and Nanosystems Lab (AMNL)Maximilian Glidden, Catherine Kucaba, Savo BajicMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
How Adjustable Adhesion Improves Mechanical Gripping A mechanical gripper design to evaluate the effectiveness of the adjustable-adhesion surfaces and to demonstrate their functionality in prosthetic hand end-effectorsCLLOn-Campus (UTSG); The Hatton LabChloe Shao, Claire Gledhill, Liina Sadul, Michelle JiMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Portable Droplet Image AnalyzerThe design consists of a physical device to image droplets with an internal analysis software and a mobile application to communicate with the device. The physical device captures and analyzes high quality images of moving microscopic droplets.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Multiphase Flow and Spray Systems LabAndrew Seki, Francis Gomes, Imaan Singh, Subhang NanduriMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
The Future of Diabetes Treatment: Lead-Free Insulin MicropumpsThe new insulin pump material is non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and entirely lead-free, while exhibiting comparable properties to lead-based piezoelectrics.CLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Advanced Micro and Nanosystems Lab (AMNL)Alexandra Angelou, Stefan Albers, Courtney Norman, Nicolas MiranMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2020 - Winter 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
OISE’s Sustainability & Climate Action PlanResearch and development of the Sustainability & Climate Action PlanCLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Dean's Office OISEWahaj Alam, Ashley Sikorski, Alysse KennedyCTL1122H: Exploring the Praxis of Environmental & Sustainability Education (Hilary Inwood) 2021SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being); SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG10(Reduced Inequalities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Climate Action SummitDevelopment of a Climate Action Summit for the OISE CommunityCLLOn-Campus (UTSG); Dean's Office OISEKate Barrett, Olivia Gonzalez, Sunnya Khan, Sahibzada RahmanCTL1122H: Exploring the Praxis of Environmental & Sustainability Education (Hilary Inwood) 2020SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being); SDG4 (Quality Education)
Teaching during a Climate Crisis PodcastCreation of eight episodes in a podcast seriesCELOff-Campus (UTSG); VoicEd RadioStephen Hurley, Yana Lee, Jackson FowlowCTL1122: Exploring the Praxis of Environmental & Sustainability Education Spring (Hilary Inwood) Winter 2021SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Building Our Roots Youth Voices in Climate ActionOn Building Our Roots, we pass the mic to youth from coast to coast of so-called Canada who are mobilizing, advocating, and educating in the face of the climate crisis. Their climate action is unfolding across high schools, universities, and communities. Listen to their stories about fostering connection and solidarity, overcoming eco-anxiety, and fighting for just and sustainable futures.CELOff-Campus (UTSG); VoicEd RadioEmiko Newman, Megan Pham-QuanCTL1122: Exploring the Praxis of Environmental & Sustainability Education (Hilary Inwood) Winter 2021SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Professional Learning in Environmental & Sustainability Education (ESE)Developing online professional learning events in ESE (webinars & conferences)CELOff-Campus (UTSG): TDSB Sustainability OfficeAlysse Kennedy, Hilary InwoodCTL1122H: Exploring the Praxis of Environmental & Sustainability Education (Hilary Inwood) Winter 2022SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Professional Learning in Environmental & Sustainability Education (ESE)Developing online professional learning events in ESE (webinars & conferences)CELOff-Campus (UTSG); TDSB Sustainability OfficeAlysse KennedyCTL1122H: Exploring the Praxis of Environmental & Sustainability Education (Hilary Inwood) Winter 2022SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG13 (Climate Action)
Environmental Art InstallationsDeepening knowledge about climate change and environmental issues through art installationsCLLOff-Campus (UTSG); OISE CommunityOISE Students & FacultyEDU 5508: Exploring Environmental & Sustainability Education and CTL7088: Fundamentals of Teaching: Visual Arts Education (Hilary Inwood); ongoing since 2014

SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG13 (Climate Action); SDG15 (Life on Land)
OISE Community Learning GardenResearching and creating an educational garden

CLLOff-Campus (UTSG); Toronto Chapter of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation; OISE CommunityErin Sperling, Susan Jagger
Internship Course (Hilary Inwood) Winter 2013SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being); SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Fatal Light Awareness ProjectTaking action to address the mortality rates of migratory birds around tall buildings on campusCLLOn-Campus (UTSG); OISE CommunityRaysha Carmichael, Michaelle Attard, Sindy LuiEDU5508: Exploring Environmental and Sustainability Education (Hilary Inwood) Winter 2013
SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG15 (Life on Land)
Biking for EnergyBuilding a bike to recharge cell phones for OISE studentsCLLOn-Campus (UTSG); OISE CommunityAndrew Rogers, Jason Sanders-BennettEDU5508: Exploring Environmental and Sustainability Education (Hilary Inwood) Fall 2014
SDG4 (Quality Education); SDG7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG13 (Climate Action)

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